Aviation Minister targets 50% passenger growth on completion of KIA T-3

Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, is upbeat that the completion of the Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) would increase passenger throughput by 50 percent.

“I believe we could grow by 50 percent. It is not beyond us, because in the West Coast, Accra is a major connecting route,” she told B&FT in an interview on the margins of a courtesy call on her by the Indian High Commissioner and Iranian Ambassador in Accra.

Furthermore, the Minister pointed out to the two ambassadors that Ghana is the right place to invest and that infrastructure in aviation is an area that needs investment.

“We never hesitate to put it out that we need to make sure we have excellent infrastructure to help us develop the aviation sector,” she said.

The US$250 million terminal 3 project, which commenced on October 30, 2015, has the capacity to process 1,250 passengers per hour.

The project, which is about 91 percent complete, is expected to be handed over to the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) in the coming days.

The project when completed will place Ghana on the map as the aviation hub in Africa which will successfully facilitate the movement of people and businesses in and out of the country.