The Ghana Airport Company Limited has introduced an aerobridge for the first time in Ghana at the Kotoka International Airport, KIA ahead of the official opening of the new Terminal 3 in August 2018.
Ghana introduces its first-ever aerobridge at its international airport
The Ghana Airport Company with the aim to make Ghana a regional aviation hub based on international standard has procured 7 aerobridges.
An aerobridge is an enclosed, movable connector which extends from an airport terminal gate to an airplane, allowing passengers to board and disembark without having to go outside.
Reports show that the newly built Terminal 3 at the KIA is expected to handle up to five million passengers a year, with an expansion potential of up to 6.5 million passengers which is three times the size of the current Terminal 2.
At a very busy hour, the terminal 3 will have the capacity to process up to about 1,250 passengers. A fully automated baggage handling system will also handle 3,500 bags an hour.
The Terminal 3 will also hold a large retail and commercial area, three business lounges, six fixed links and seven air bridges expandable to eight, and parking space with the capacity to handle more than 700 cars.
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