Accra international airport
Accra Kotoka International Airport was named in honor of Lieutenant-General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka (1926-1967), a member of the National Liberation Council who was killed in a coup attempt at the place where today is the forecourt of the airport.
Accra Kotoka International Airport is the largest airport in Ghana. Its international code (IATA code) is ACC. Its ICAO code is DGAA.
The Accra airport area covers about 300 hectares for a secure perimeter of about 10km. Its 3400-meter runway allows the landing of the largest aircraft such as the Boeing 747.
Kotoka Airport in Accra is very dynamic and has been growing steadily over the decades. In 2016 more than 3 million passengers passed through its terminals and several companies have made it their base to serve Ghana and foreign destinations. To enable the development of these activities under the best conditions, the construction of a new terminal (Terminal 3) began in 2016.
Kotoka Accra Airport consists of five terminals:
- Terminal 1 serves mainly domestic and regional destinations.
- Terminal 2 serves mainly international destinations and long-haul flights. It is the most important terminal of the airport and it is consequently the one that is best equipped in shops and services (VIP lounges, shops, duty free, restaurants). It is connected to the terminal 1 by an interior corridor.
- Terminal 3 , currently under completion (scheduled for the 2nd quarter of 2018), at the forefront of comfort and technology, will increase the number of passengers to 6.5 million per year and improve the reception of travelers in this new showcase of Ghana that Kotoka International Airport is. Three VIP lounges, a large commercial area, six boarding / disembarking bridges and new technological equipment will attract more and more travelers.
- The official terminal is used for diplomatic flights, the reception of personalities and heads of state and government.
- The military terminal managed by the Ghana Air Force is dedicated to the air operations of the various army corps.
The management of arrivals and departures of travelers makes Kotoka Airport a pleasant and modern airport and an ideal gateway for foreigners to discover Ghana or for Ghanaians to go abroad. Its services and facilities, its shops, its accessibility and its car parks allow passengers to wait for their flight in the best conditions.
In order to facilitate your trip, we advise passengers to take all necessary measures to be in good standing with the customs and administrative requirements (passport, visa, etc.).
Check the flight display board for arrivals and departures at Accra Kotoka International Airport. Stay informed of delays and cancellations by bookmarking this page :
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[ ] Accra shortlists three firms for Ghana Airways 2.0 project > on Aug 22nd 2018
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[ ] Africa World Airlines ready for Ho-Accra flights > on Aug 21st 2018
Togbe Afede XIV, Co-Chairman of Africa World Airlines (AWA), a domestic airline with operations in West Africa has stated the readiness of the company to run Ho-Accra-Ho flights at the new Ho Airport.[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Passion Air welcomes aircraft to begin domestic operations > on Aug 20th 2018
A new indigenous carrier, Passion Air, has taken delivery of its first 78 seater aircraft, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 which paves way for the airline to begin domestic operations.Passion Air which will be[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Egypt and Ghana to establish new MRO facility at Accra Kotoka Airport > on Aug 16th 2018
Egypt and Ghana's Governments signed (15-Aug-2018) an agreement to establish a MRO centre at Accra Kotoka International Airport. The countries signed MoU agreements in Dec-2017 to cooperate in the are[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Royal Air Maroc cancels flight, passengers stranded > on Aug 10th 2018
Passengers traveling to Accra, Brazzaville and Monrovia have expressed disappointment on the cancellation of their flights by the authorities of Royal Air Maroc.The passengers were traveling from vari[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] KIA’s Terminal 3 compares with best in the world > on Aug 06th 2018
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[ ] Largest Plane To Herald Opening Of KIA’s Terminal 3 > on Aug 03rd 2018
Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will operate a one-off flight to Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra, on October 2, as the airline joins local authorities in celebrating the opening of the Kotoko[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Emirates Airlines open to future expansion in Ghana > on Aug 02nd 2018
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[ ] Air Peace set to launch Abuja-Accra services > on Aug 01st 2018
Air Peace has announced plans to commence flight services from Lagos and Abuja to Roberts International Airport, Monrovia and from Abuja to Kotoka International Airport, Accra on August 6.The developm[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Ghana Airport Company pilots new KIA Terminal 3 > on Jul 20th 2018
The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has started taking major steps towards 'going live' with the new Kotoka International Airport (KIA) terminal three. On Friday, two aircrafts docked at the[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Emirates flies iconic Airbus A380 to Accra > on Jul 18th 2018
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[ ] Ghana Civil Aviation Authority seeks uninterrupted power supply > on Jul 11th 2018
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority invites sealed bids for the supply, installation and commissioning of 40KVA uninterrupted power supply for headquarters office building.Tendering will be conducted t[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Air Namibia Commences Flights To Accra > on Jul 05th 2018
Air Namibia on Friday commenced its flights to Accra and Lagos at a short but gorgeous ceremony at the Kotoka International Airport.The new route will provide direct connection between Southern Africa[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] British Airways heeds to demand for quality service in Ghana > on Jun 22nd 2018
British Airways has announced a series of changes to its Ghana operations which are aimed at improving its service delivery within the country.The airline company says the decision also follows the im[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Welcome back Air Namibia: Opening up land of the Brave > on Jun 04th 2018
After some four years absence from the runway and apron at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Air Namibia is making a comeback. On June 29 2018 the Airbus A319-100 would be landing at KIA, propit[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Rwanda, Ghana sign air service agreement > on May 22nd 2018
Rwanda and Ghana on Monday signed an air service agreement that allows Rwandan flag carrier Rwandair to land at all of Ghana's airports.Rwanda's minister of state in charge of transport Jean de Dieu U[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Ethiopian to operate Accra-Texas, US direct flights > on May 05th 2018
Ethiopian Airlines is to operate direct flights between Accra, Ghana and Texas, USA, following the granting of Fifth Freedom Rights to the Addis-Ababa-based airline, AviationGhana an online news porta[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Biometric eGates rolled out at Kotoka International Airport > on Mar 27th 2018
Biometric eGates have been introduced at the arrivals and departure halls of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The eGates provide an automatic border control solution [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Work on Kotoka International Airport terminal 91% complete > on Mar 20th 2018
Work on the $250-million Terminal 3 project of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is 91 per cent complete and due to be inaugurated later this year.When completed, the project can handle five mill[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Kotoka International Airport gets third passenger terminal > on Mar 16th 2018
Over the past four years, the Kotoka International Airport has been the beneficiary of several infrastructural expansion and upgrade projects.But the most ambitious and indeed most important one has b[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Smoke On Arik Airplane Headed To Accra > on Mar 10th 2018
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[ ] Immigration boss inspects new Kotoka Airport terminal > on Mar 02nd 2018
The Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Asuah Takyi, has inspected the ongoing Airport terminal 3 project at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra.The CGI was a[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] We can’t reduce Airport service charges now – GACL > on Feb 10th 2018
The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has said it can only make a recommendation to government for a reduction in Airport Service Charges after it satisfies loans acquired for airport expansion.The[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] KLM compensates stranded passengers with GHc50 each > on Jan 07th 2018
At least 25 passengers of Dutch Airline KLM were yesterday [Saturday], left stranded at the departure hall of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.The Airline operators allegedly overbooked the f[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Ghanaian Airline Launches Service in Liberia > on Dec 04th 2017
AWA Commences flights from Monrovia-Accra starts next weekLiberia’s premier airport, the Roberts International Airport is not only experiencing major facelifts on its runway and terminals, but is at t[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Starbow plane crashes into fence wall at Kotoka Airport > on Nov 25th 2017
A Starbow flight reportedly crashed into a fence wall at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday afternoon, in an attempt to take off.Some sources at the Airport have indicated that, the fl[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Kotoka International Airport to offer free WiFi soon > on Oct 03rd 2017
The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has initiated the process to provide a suite of complimentary and subscribed WiFi access at all terminals of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).Currently, [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Goldstar Air about to fly to Abidjan, Dakar, Lagos USA, UK... > on Dec 26th 2016
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has presented an Air Carrier License to Goldstar Air, a privately-owned Ghanaian airline, to begin the process to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE