President Akufo-Addo today, Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, opened Phase I of the Sunyani Airport Rehabilitation Project.
The rehabilitation of the airport, the president said, is a critical part of government’s vision to expand the frontiers of the aviation industry in the country, and to realise the dream of making Ghana an aviation hub in West Africa.
The scope of works included the rehabilitation and extension of the runway from 1,280 metres to 1,400; repair of the apron to accommodate small to medium size aircraft; minimal renovation of the Terminal Building; and construction of some airport internal roads.
With these, the airport is open for business, Nana Akufo-Addo said.
He noted that Air travel is picking up, following the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry and it is expected that domestic passenger traffic will continue to grow over the coming years, and will require more infrastructural developments in the sector.
He indicated that projects currently ongoing in the nation’s aviation sector which will open up the country even further. These projects are Phases II & III of the Kumasi Airport project, which are presently some 93% complete, and Phase II of Tamale Airport which is 95% complete.