The new Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport is receiving praise from many travellers who have used it since its opening.
The terminal seems to particularly warm the hearts of Nigerian entertainment personalities.
First, it was Nigerian gospel act, Ebenezer Benjamin, who is famous for ‘Victory’ hit song, who was amazed by the facility.
In a video, he described the terminal as amazing and urged the Nigerian government to take a cue from Ghana.
“Ladies and gentlemen believe me or not, this is Ghana airport. State-of-the-art airport. This is amazing. It’s a shame [for Nigeria]… Nigeria is this fair? Look at Ghana airport. Shame on the looters,” the gospel musician added and urged Nigerians to “vote spiritually and physically,” Eben, who performed at this year’s Adom Praiz concert, said in the video.
The latest personality to also praise the airport is veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo.
Sharing photos he took at the airport, the actor, in a post on Instagram described the airport as world class.
“Hello friends, good morning. This is NOT Europe, It is Kotoka International Airport, Accra, World Class in Africa. Kudos Ghana,” he said.
The Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport became fully operational on September 15, 2018, following the completion of tests and simulation exercises.
The opening of the ultra-modern terminal saw hundreds of passengers in both arrival and departures departments of the terminal go through what many say is a rather smooth and stress-free procedure.
The $250 million T3 project is expected to be officially commissioned by President Akufo-Addo on October 2, 2018.
The new terminal comprises of five levels spread across an area of 48,268m² and semiclosed areas for the Baggage Make-up Areas of 28,260m², Ultra-Modern facilities and capacity to handle 5 million passengers a year; capacity to process 1,250 passengers per hour; six boarding bridges; 7 links (expandable to 8 in the future); Large retail area (7000m²), CIP terminal and 707 Car parking slots and a new Road network.