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Govt to complete Phase 3 of Prempeh I International Airport in September

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Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yvonne Nana Afriyie Opare, has revealed that the final touches on the Prempeh I International Airport are slated for completion by September of this year.

In her announcement, she disclosed ongoing efforts to extend the runway from 1,981m to 2,320m, a project expected to conclude by September 2024.

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Addressing attendees at the airport’s inauguration in Kumasi, Mrs. Yvonne Opare outlined Phase 3 of the expansion plans, which encompass additional taxi links and apron parking stands.

She emphasized the airport’s pivotal role as a global gateway and a catalyst for growth in Ghana’s aviation and tourism sectors.

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Yvonne Opare explained, “The airport will provide services to hundreds and thousands of passengers who often travel from the Ashanti region, mid- and northern parts of the country, to Accra’s Kotoka International Airport, to board international flights.”

She added, “With the operationalization of the Prempeh I International Airport, passengers will no longer need to make long journeys to Accra, but can catch flights right here in Kumasi directly outbound to their desired destinations around the world.”

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Furthermore, she noted ongoing discussions with major international and regional airlines like British Airways, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines, expressing their interest in establishing operations at the airport.

Yvonne Opare highlighted, “Just recently, Egypt Air (Airbus 320) landed at Prempeh I International Airport, disembarked passengers, and took off successfully.”

“We must ensure that this airport not only serves the purposes of today and a few years ahead, but that it is maintained to stand the test of time and serve future generations,” she emphasized.

Additionally, she underscored the importance of adhering to maintenance standards to ensure the airport’s longevity and efficacy.

Yvonne Nana Afriyie Opare extended appreciation to the dedicated staff of the Ghana Airports Company Limited for their unwavering dedication to the airport’s development.

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