Ghana is a country that boasts of both domestic and international airports, with several Ghanaian airline carriers and other international airlines flying to destinations within and outside Accra, the nation’s capital city. Airports in Ghana hosts banks, Airport car rental agencies, airport hotels, restaurants, airport taxi services, conference centers, foreign currency exchange bureaus, post offices, medical and dining establishments as well as duty-free retailers.

All aerodromes and airports in Ghana are managed and maintained by Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) which was registered in January 2006 with the aim of managing, developing, planning and maintaining all aerodrome and airports in the country. Some of these Ghanaian airports include Kotoka International Airport (KIA), the leading international airport in Ghana, as well as regional some airports like Kumasi, Tamale and Sunyani.

Here, we bring to you a comprehensive list of all Ghana Airports and we hope you’ll find it informative and helpful during your next travel planning.

Domestic and International Airports In Ghana

1. Kotoka International Airport

  • City: Accra
  • Number of Airlines: 27
  • Destinations: 30
  • Airport type: Public
  • Website:

Kotoka_International_Airport_Accra - Airports In Ghana

This is the country’s leading international airport, operated by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL). The Kotoka Airport was formerly known as Ghana International Airport but was renamed to Kotoka International Airport in the honor of Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka (1926–1967). The airport was also originally a military airport used by the British Royal Air Force during World War II in 1946 but it was handed over to civilian authority after a successful pull-out by the military.

Not only is the Katoka airport the largest in the country, it is also one of the best so far with about three passenger terminals meant to serve over two million passengers. The first terminal (also known as Terminal 1) is meant to serve regional and domestic operators while terminal 2 serves international and long-haul operators and terminal 3, which was completed around the end of May 2018, has a large commercial and retail area and six boarding bridges for the benefit of the passengers.

2. Kumasi Airport

  • City: Kumasi
  • Number of Airlines: 4
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Domestic airport
  • Website: Kumasi Airport
Kumasi Airport

The Kumasi airport is another popular airport in Ghana. Second, only to the Katoka international airport, it is situated just 3.5 kilometres from Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of this west African country and it is meant to serve the Kumasi area of Ghana though it has attracted lots of traffic ever since.

The airport which started operation in 1943 was started as a military air force base for the British Royal Air Force during Second World War II. However, it has undergone several renovation and expansion projects to help push its status as an international airport.

3. Sunyani Airport

  • City: Sunyani
  • Number of Airlines: 1
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Public
  • Website: Sunyani Airport
Sunyani Airport - Airports In Ghana

Established in the 1960s for domestic flights, the Sunyani airport was officially unveiled on the 13th of July 1974 by Col. P.K. Agyekum, the then commissioner for Transport and Communications and it was set up to serve the people of Sunyani town of the Brong-Ahafo Region in Ghana, it is also being managed by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL). The services of the Sunyani airport has helped to bring about socio-economic development in the area.

4. Tamale Airport

  • City: Tamale
  • Number of Airlines: 3
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Public / military
  • Website: Tamale Airport
Tamale Airport

This is an airport serving the people of Tamale town in Ghana but it was formally founded as a main advanced operational base for troops during World War II. In December 2008, it was upgraded to international standard having put in place the required facilities such as a runway, modified fire service building, taxiways, terminal, aprons, a car park, rehabilitation of the tower building, and a VVIP lounge among other things.

The airport received its first international flights in 2008 during that year’s CAN African Cup of nations. Meanwhile, Tamale airport is the third busiest airport in Ghana, with 217,958 passengers in the year 2022.

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5. Takoradi Airport

  • City: Sekondi-Takoradi
  • Number of Airlines: 2
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Military
  • Website: Takoradi Airport
Takoradi Airport - Airports In Ghana

Located in Sekondi-Takoradi, a city in Ghana, the Takoradi airport is another Ghanaian airport that has its history dating back to the second world war. The airport was highly utilized by foreign force during world-war II. Its IATA airport code is TKD while the ICAO airport code is DGTK. As much as the airport is meant for the military, it also serves as a domestic flight from Sekondi-Takoradi, which is the capital of Western Region, southern Ghana.

6. Wa Airport

  • City: Wa, Ghana
  • Number of Airlines: 1
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Public
  • Website: Wa Airport

This airport is located in the upper western region of Ghana and it serves the people of Wa in Ghana’s Upper West Region, which is also its capital. The land used for this airport was acquired in 1958 by the Ghanaian government but it was until 61 years later, precisely on the 15th of October 2019 that the airport opened to scheduled commercial flight operations with service by Africa World Airlines from Accra through Tamale, using an Embraer 145 regional jet.

The airport is Ghana’s 5th busiest commercial airport with more than 25,000 passengers passing through in the year 2022.

7. Yendi Airport

  • City: Yendi, Ghana
  • Number of Airlines: 1
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Public


Yendi airport in Ghana is located in a town known as Yendi the capital of Yendi Municipal district, in the northern region of Ghana. The airport was built to serve the people in this area.

8. Ho Airport

  • City: Ho, Ghana
  • Number of Airlines: 1
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Public
  • Website: Ho Airport

Built to serve Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana, Ho airport is a regional airport. In line with the goal of the Ghanaian government to have airports in every region of the country, the construction of this airport by the Ghana Airports Company Limited was started in September 2015 and completed in 2017. However, the airport was not opened to commercial operations until 4 December 2021. Unfortunately, flights were suspended in March 2022 as a result of high cost of fuel and low patronage.

9. Obuasi Airport

  • City: Obuasi
  • Number of Airlines: 1
  • Destinations: 1
  • Airport type: Private

Obuasi Airport is a private airport that serves the gold mining community/town of Obuasi, which is the capital of the Obuasi Municipal District of the Ashanti Region, Ghana.

Formerly an airstrip, the airport is a private airfield developed by the global gold mining company known as Anglo Gold Ashanti to service their operations at the Obuasi Gold Mine. The airport was opened by Collins Dauda, the Minister of Transport, on 30 August 2012, and it is operated by Gianair airline on behalf of the owners.

10. Navrongo Airport

  • City: Upper East Region, Paga
  • Number of Airlines: 1
  • Destinations: 2
  • Airport type: Public

Navrongo Airport/Paga Airstrip is an airstrip that serves two town in Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region of Ghana namely; Paga and Navrongo. Initially, the airport was built to help land soldiers to defend the country’s borders in event of an attack.