Rocky,definitely going to reduce pressure on the current Terminal 2 and that's a welcome break from the congestion and chaos there durin g the evening peak periods.Besides, the new Terminal 3 has an annual capacity of 5 million passengers and its going to be very modern.This will facilitate the growth of the aviation industry in the country.you welcome.. what's your view on this.. ?
Yea, that's true. It's actually the second render that was chosen. The aerobridges are six.It is verifiable at the airport company's facebook page.Don't know if any body else noticed, but the terminal design in the first render(ing) differs from the others. The number of aerobridges don't even add up. Five in the first one and six in the other design. The second design renderings looks more complete, and naturally, I've resigned myself to the idea that that's the one they are going with.
^^^^^^I find it hard to visualize where this new terminal will be sited, there's hardly any space around the whole area...something has to be demolish to make way for this project...I know there is a vacant land between the existing terminal and the cargo village but I do this new rendering fitting in that space,especially with it being horizontal with no curve appeal
Ghana needs a new airport. What's there right now that looks like Noah's ark is not a proper airport. it is what i have described.Simfan34, I honestly don't think we need a new airport that can only handle 5million passengers a year. To me it's a total waste of land and resources. If we're building a new airport then it should be one for the future, parallel runways to support simultaneous landing and takeoff, 20+ million passenger a year similar to what Kenya is doing with their greenfield terminal and Angola with their new Luanda airport. As it it stands I don't see passenger traffic at Kotoka getting to 10million anytime soon. I think the old terminal can be demolished to make way for a new terminal that can handle 10million passengers with a dozen aerobridges. Airports like Gatwick and San Diego have single runways but can handle 15+ million passengers a year...we can make it work with kotoka if the existing terminal can be replaced with a modern one.
:banana::banana::nuts::applause: very good. now i don't want to hear no stories!!The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has secured a loan of US$250million to undertake the construction of a new terminal to be known as Terminal 3, at the Kotoka International Airport.
Managing Director of the company, Mr. Charles Asare told the B&FT that the funds have been secured from a consortium of banks led by Ecobank Capital.
“We expect to cut the sod for the construction of the Terminal 3 this month. Last week we raised the financing we needed. It is estimated to cost us US$250m. We have raised the first US$250m.”
The GACL last year announced that it was to expand facilities at the Kotoka International Airport to accommodate the increasing passenger throughput and increasing number of airlines servicing the KIA.
Part of the proposal is the construction of the third terminal to be known as Terminal 3 within the KIA enclave.“It is not just Terminal Three but also the runway, taxi ways, and the aprons. Ground lights, underground fuel lines and runway lights” he said.
Management of GACL, following the promulgation of the Airport Tax Amendment Act in 2013 -- which allows the GACL to retain 100 percent of its revenues -- turned to private capital to improve aviation infrastructure in the country.
Its now official,sod cutting ceremony this month.