Book Cheap International Flights to Kotoka International Airport (ACC)
Found in the capital city Accra, Kotoka International airport is Ghana’s main international hub. Because of this Kotoka is an important destination in the African business travel market. Located just 10 kilometres outside the city centre, Kotoka International occupies a central location within Africa, making it highly accessible from all parts of the globe.
In 2014, the airport handled a capacity of 2.5 million passengers, and presently it serves as a base for domestic operators Africa World Airlines, Starbow Airlines, and Antrak Air.
Ghana is also home to a second international airport, known as Kumasi International, located in Kumasi, the capital of Southern Ghana. Kumasi International also services a large domestic network of flights within Ghana and throughout Africa itself.
Getting to and from Kotoka International Airport
Making your way to and from Kotoka International is fairly easy for travellers within Ghana. Many hotels and hostels offer shuttle bus services to and from the airport, while an extensive taxi network is also available from the airport. Taxis can also be pre-arranged for drop off at the airport from your hotel or hostel.
It’s important to note that with taxis and shuttle buses, a rate must be agreed upon with your driver before your depart, as these taxis and busses are not metred. This is, by far, the most convenient and safest way to travel throughout Accra and other parts of Ghana. It is important to remain vigilant with regards to your belongings when in busy areas as petty crime is a reality when travelling throughout Africa.
Accommodation around Kotoka International Airport
There is no shortage of easily accessible and reasonable accommodation around the airport and throughout Accra itself. Some of these include:
- Holiday Inn Accra Airport
- Golden Tulip Accra
- Ibis Airport Hotel – 1.1km from airport
- Golden Tulip Accra – 1.2 km from airport
- Midindi Hotel – 1.2 km from airport
- Airport View Hotel – 1.4km from airport
Airlines servicing Kotoka International
Kotoka International Airport offers a centralised location on the African continent. A vast network of both international and domestic destinations, deliver travellers to and from popular cities such as: Johannesburg, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, London, New York, Paris and Amsterdam and more.
Some of the major airlines servicing Kotoka International include:
- Air Burkina
- Africa World Airlines
- Air France
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Egypt Air
- Kenya Airways
- Middle East Airlines
- South African Airways
Overview of Kotoka Airport
Kotoka International Airport occupies 1610 acres and is easily one of the busiest airports in Western Africa. Originally, the British Royal Air Force used Kotoka International as a military airport during World War II. Since then, the airport has undergone extensive expansion and refurbishment to become the highly successful commercial airport facility it is today.
In 2014, expansion of the arrivals hall in terminal three was launched and is set to be completed by July 2017. The expansion aims to ease congestion in the arrivals hall throughout peak hours, and increase handling capacity of Kotoka International, from 500 000 to 3 million passengers annually.
Additional works to the arrivals hall include fire detection and protection systems, installation of two new baggage carousels, 26 immigration booths and 10 e-gates, a mobile walkway and new air-conditioning systems.
Main services at the airport
- Bureau de change and various ATM’s
- Duty free shopping
- Disabled facilities and assistance
- Car hire
- Lost and found office
- Onsite airport hotels
- Paid Wi-Fi in departures terminal
- Pay telephones
- Post office
- Restaurants and bars
- 24-hour car parking
- Shuttle bus services
- Taxi services
International Flying times from Ghana
Kotoka International has been established as preferred aviation hub and leader in airport business in western Africa. With this, the airport provides a vast network of international flights routes to most continents across the globe including Europe, Asia, North and South America and across Africa.
Direct international flights include:
- Accra to Johannesburg: 5 hours 45 minutes
- Accra to Nairobi: 5 hours 30 minutes
- Accra to Addis Ababa: 5 hours 45 minutes
- Accra to New York: 11 hours 20 minutes
- Accra to London: 6 hours 40 minutes
- Accra to Paris: 6 hours 20 minutes
- Accra to Amsterdam: 6 hours 45 minutes
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