The Aviation Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah has given a firm assurance that her ministry will do all within its power to ensure airlines fly from Kumasi to London and other parts of the world.
Cecilia Dapaah was speaking after she inspected on-going construction works on the phase two of the Kumasi Airport Project.
She promised to ensure that it is elevated to international standards in the near future.
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She added that the vision is to end the present situation where people from Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo Regions, fly to London only by using the Kotoka International Airport in Greater Accra.
“This would have to change – there should be Kumasi-Accra-London direct flights.”
“Not only that, people would not have to travel all the way from Tamale to Accra to board a flight to London. They should be able to fly directly from Tamale,” she added.
She also added that encroachers of lands belonging to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be relocated so the facility can be developed further.
The runway of the Kumasi Airport is being extended to allow the facility to land large aircraft. Added to this is the construction of modern arrival and departure halls alongside waiting rooms.