President John Dramani Mahama is set to inaugurate the Wa Airport in the Upper West Region for the start of commercial operation by end of this month, B&FT sources have revealed.

The airport has undergone extensive renovation including the construction of a suitable terminal building, construction of a new runway, and fencing of the facility to make it suitable and safe for commercial operations.

 
 
Source: B&FT Ghana - The Parliamentary Select Committee on Finance has recommended for the approval of the House a proposed US$185million direct and indirect tax waiver for contractors working on various airport projects in the country.

The Committee, in its report seen by the B&FT, recommended for the House to "approve a waiver of US$185million for a period of five years for the Ghana Airports Company Limited."

 
 
Source: Ghana Chronicle - Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, Former Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FANN), has called for the commercialisation of airports in Africa to support the Aviation industry.

He said until countries see this as a commercial entity, the growth of the industry would remain stunting.

 
 
Source: B&FT Ghana - Ticket sales through the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) in Ghana could hit US$200 million by year end, which points to the prospects of the aviation market, drawing more airlines into the country.

 
 
Source: B&FT Ghana - The Ghana Airports Company Limited is seeking private capital to execute its Airport City II project, designed to enhance facilities at airport enclave and improve its non-aeronautical revenue.

The Airport City II project, to be sited on the southern side of the Kotoka International Airport, close to the Accra Polo Grounds, will consist of a mixed-use development of hotels, offices, multi-storey car park, and shops, among others.