T3 Departure Hall now restricted to travellers, official business

Passengers with valid traveling documents, their escorts, and persons intending to do formal airport-related business will now be the only people allowed access to the Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport.

After the terminal building was opened for use, the departure hall is always busy with travellers, their escorts and persons who have no official business at the terminal but come to admire the edifice from inside the departure hall. This creates inconveniences for the travelling public and impede free-flow of foot traffic.

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has therefore issued a statement restricting access for only official business.

The new terminal is designed to handle up to five million passengers a year. According to the GACL, at peak, the terminal will have the capacity to process up to about 1,250 passengers.  It also has a fully automated baggage handling system capable of handling about 3,500 bags an hour.

The new facility has a large retail and commercial area, three business lounges, six fixed links and seven air bridges expandable to eight.

In respect of parking space, the facility’s parking facility has the capacity to handle about 700 cars. The facility has five levels on a 45,000 square meters.

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It has six contact stands for Code E aircraft and an extra two remote stands.  At the Departure level, it has 56 check-in desks, 30 passport control centres and eight security lanes.

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