|Kumasi International Airport|
|IATA: KMS – ICAO: DGSI|
|Airport type||Military Airbase and Domestic Airport|
|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|
Location of the Kumasi Airbase on the Ashantiland Peninsula
Kumasi International Airport (IATA: KMS, ICAO: DGSI) is an international airport serving Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region and the Ashantiland Sothern Ghana. 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. The current traffic at the airport stands at 42,000 a month.
Airlines and scheduled destinations
|Africa World Airlines||Accra, Tamale|
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. Currently an Instrument Landing System (ILS) to aid pilots for take off and landing has been inaugurated.
- Airport information for DGSI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for KMS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Kumasi Airport reopens". business.myjoyonline.com. 8 October 2012.
- http://www.ghanaweb.com › News › 2013-04-22
- "Kumasi airport gets Instrument Landing System". citifmonline.com. 20 March 2014.
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