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The airport occupies 1,610 acres (651 hectares) within the city of Accra, and is about 10 kilometres from the City Centre. Kotoka is the country’s most important airport and is one of only five airports in Africa to have FAA accreditation to operate flights directly to the United States. Having recently undergone a renovation program, the airport now offers services and facilities that are in line with international standards. The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) was established as a result of the decoupling of the existing Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in line with the modern trends in the aviation industry. The company was registered in January 2006 with the responsibility for planning, developing, managing and maintaining all airports and aerodromes in Ghana namely Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and the regional airports namely Kumasi, Tamale, Sunyani as well as various airstrips.

Location Details
CountryGhanaLatitude5.596389
Province / DistrictGreater AccraLongitude-.17
Town or City (Closest)AccraElevation (ft and m)203 ft / 62 m
Airfield NameKotoka International AirportIATA and ICAO CodesACC /DGAA
Open From (hours)00:00Open To (hours)24:00

 

Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,403 x 61 meters

Orientation

03/21

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pad(s)

There isn’t any dedicated helicopter pad in the airport but helicopters can land in the available parking lots or runway.  

Airport Infrastructure Details

The revamped terminal features a passenger lounge, public telephone booths, a porter service desk and a lost-and-found office. A police station is situated at the airport car park, while a medical clinic offers 24-hour medical and travel immunization services. Passengers with special needs should contact the information desk in advance to arrange for a wheelchair and porter assistance.

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

N/A

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

N/A

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

N/A

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2014

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

24,871

2,072

69

Total passengers

1,650,520

137,543

4,584

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

100,000

  

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

54,383

4,531

151

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:

An 225

Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet

B 747

Total aircraft parking area (m²)

18,418 m²

Storage Area (mt)

7,826 m²

Cubic Meters (m³)

N/A

Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)

Yes

If "Yes" specify below

Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)

Yes

Max Capacity (mt)

35 mt

Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)

Yes

Loading Ramps (Yes / No)

Yes

Storage Facilities

Bonded Warehouse, Free Port/Foreign Trade Zone, Aircraft Maintenance, Mechanical Handling, Air-Conditioned Storage, Refrigerated Storage, Animal Quarantine, Fresh Meat Inspection, Livestock Handling, Health Officials, X-Ray Equipment, Security for Valuables, Express/Courier Centre. The Perishable Cargo Centre (PCC) at the Kotoka International Airport is part of the post harvest intervention provided under the Ghana compact of the Millennium Challenge Account. The facility provides handling and temporary storage of perishable produce (fruits and vegetables) for export. It is an approximately 1,200 m2 facility with a storage and cold room of 200 m2. The facility has a packing area of 350 m2 and work room of 600 m2. The throughput for the facility is expected to increase by 5% minimum annually from the current 20,000 metric tons. The PCC is part of an integrated cold chain for the horticultural sub-sector required to achieve better produce quality and higher export market prices. The facility is currently managed by Air Ghana Perishable Cargo Centre (APCC) on concession.

Airfield Cost

Navigation Charges

Air navigation charges for all international flights over four tons operating within the Accra FIR as at 2010 were charged US $0.75 per kilometre flown. The minimum charge within the Accra FIR is US $200 and a maximum of US $600.

Fuel Services Charges

Vitol Aviation, TOTAL and GOIL (Ghana Oil Company Limited) operate a Joint Venture depot at the Kotoka International Airport for the supply of Aviation JET A1 fuel to various customers.

 

Price per Unit

Jet A-1

US $0.611 / Litre

Avgas

N/A

Cargo Terminal Charges

 

Kotoka International Airport (Accra) is served by aviance & AHS Menzies - two notable cargo handling & ground services agents who act as intermediaries between shippers and the carriers (Airline operators). Aviance Ghana is the largest cargo handler in Ghana with approximately 90% of all the airport cargo being processed by our experienced staff. The import cargo warehouse is able to accommodate up to 2,200 pallets of cargo and is totally protected by a state of the art Pelco CCTV system that operates 24/7.

Import

Rate US$ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

0.16 / kg (Minimum US $25)

Break Bulk Fee

0.02 / kg (Minimum US $30)

Diplomatic Mail

N/A

Strong Room – per consignment

160

Cold Storage Fee

0.30 / kg (Minimum US $30)

Delivery outside normal working hours

N/A

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

30

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours

0.10 / kg - 8 days

Export

Rate US$ / kg

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

0.08 / kg (Minimum US $25)

International Air WayBill

15

Local Air WayBill

15

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

15

Air Way Bill Documentation

15

Diplomatic Mail

N/A

Storage charges per kg per day

0.04 / kg

Air-bridge Charges

Air-bridges are not available at the airport.

Security

CCTV is being installed in the airport premises. Scanning machines are available at the airport. The airport is fenced and guarded by security guards from GPHA.

Companies Available 

Airlines Serving Airport:

  • Air Burkina
  • Air Ghana
  • Air Mali
  • Air Namibia
  • Air Nigeria
  • Alitalia
  • Arik Air
  • Asky Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • CEIBA Intercontinental
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Egyptair
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • KLM
  • Kenya Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • MEA
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • South African Airways
  • TAP-Air Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines
  • UNMIL
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways

For information on Ghana Kotoka International Airport contact details, please see the following links: 

4.5 Airport Company Contact List

AZ Freight Website Information on Ghana