Kumasi Airport

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Kumasi International Airport
Kumasi International Airport.jpg
IATA: KMSICAO: DGSI
Summary
Airport type Military Airbase and Domestic Airport
Operator Ashanti monarchy
Serves Kumasi
Location Kumasi,  Ashanti
Hub for Ashanti and Ashantiland Private Military Company
Focus city for Ashanti and Ashantiland Private Military Company
In use Ashanti and Ashantiland Private Military Company
Occupants Ashanti and Ashantiland Private Military Company
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (0+)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (1+)
Elevation AMSL 942 ft / 287 m
Coordinates 06°42′52″N 001°35′26″W / 6.71444°N 1.59056°W / 6.71444; -1.59056
Maps
Location of the Kumasi Airbase on the Ashantiland Peninsula
Location of the Kumasi Airbase on the Ashantiland Peninsula
KMS is located in Ashanti
KMS
KMS
Location of the Kumasi Airbase in Ashanti
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,982 6,502 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Kumasi International Airport (IATA: KMSICAO: DGSI) is an international airport serving Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region and the Ashantiland Sothern Ghana.[1][2] It is the busiest airport on the Ashantiland Peninsula. Kumasi International Airport is located 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Kumasi.

The airport was closed for a week in September - October 2012 to allow resurfacing of the tarmac.[3] The current traffic at the airport stands at 42,000 a month.

Airlines and scheduled destinations[edit]

Africa World Airlines Embraer ERJ-145LR at Kumasi International Airport in Kumasi.
Airlines Destinations
Africa World Airlines Accra, Tamale
Starbow Airlines Accra
Kumasi International Airport's Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT).

The Kumasi International Airport has undergone rehabilitation to become an International Airport. Work to upgrade the Kumasi Airport to international standard was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.

The project, valued at about $300 million, will see the construction of a new two-storey ultra-modern terminal, restaurants, shopping and parking areas, and a ring road around the airport.

Currently, upgrading work on the existing runway and some related works are in progress. A new runway will be added in due course, after which flights can take off and land in the night.[4] Currently an Instrument Landing System (ILS) to aid pilots for take off and landing has been inaugurated.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for DGSI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ a b Airport information for KMS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Kumasi Airport reopens". business.myjoyonline.com. 8 October 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.ghanaweb.com › News › 2013-04-22
  5. ^ "Kumasi airport gets Instrument Landing System". citifmonline.com. 20 March 2014. 

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