John Mahama’s initiative wins Ghana Airports Company highest award

Terminal 3 of the Kotoka airport
Terminal 3 of the Kotoka airport

The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has been adjudged winner of the Best Airport by Size and Region, and the Most Improved Airport in Africa for the year ending 2019. (2019 Airport Service Quality Award).

This award was given by Airport Council International (ACI) and it represents the highest possible accolade for airport operators around the world.

Airports Council International is the trade association of the world’s airports, founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is a world non-profit organization representing airports.

Readers will recall that when Mr. John Mahama took office as President in 2013, one of the key achievements to his credit was the building of the plush huge Terminal 3 building at the Kotoka International Airport which has been described by many visitors arriving in Ghana as a beautiful piece of architecture.

Again, John Mahama helped in the development of the Kumasi and Tamale airports to enable them to accept International commercial flights and also operate day and night flights.

The expansion of the Kotoka International Airport enabled passenger numbers to increase from 2 million to 5 million in 2019.

According to the ACI World Traffic Report, there are currently 17678 commercial airports in the world that receive airliners, cargo and business aircraft.

Apart from the KIA being adjudged the best in services delivery, Terminal 3 was specifically adjudged Africa’s Most Improved Airport.

By Kweku Boateng

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