Accra Kokota (ACC) Airport
Accra Kokota ACC Airport Overview
Accra Kotoka International Airport ACC is one of only five airports in the whole of Africa to have the FAA accreditation to fly directly to the United States. The Airport is Ghana's primary airport and serves its capital city Accra and surrounding areas. It is operated by Ghana Airports Co.Ltd. (GACL), with their offices inside the Airpt.
The Airport is located six miles north of the city center of Accra, the capital of Ghana, which is situated on the Gold Coast of central-west Africa. If you drive from the city center, head north and follow signs to the Airport.
With a very long runway and 2.3 million passengers in 2012, Accra Kotoka Airport is hub for domestic airlines Africa World, Starbow & Antrak Air. Most other airlines serving Kotoka Airport are African, Middle Eastern, with a few European. Delta currently flies directly to the U.S (JFK Airport).
Note: Due to ongoing construction, travelers may experience unexpected delays. It is advisable to arrive two hours prior to scheduled departure; to obtain the required seat reconfirmation stamped on the ticket; and further to provide for sufficient funds to cover food and lodging in case of a needed overnight stay.
The Golden Tulip Hotel, a four-star hotel and only 10 minutes from Kotoka Airport, offers free shuttle service.
Kotoka International has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 - T1 is used mainly for domestic & regional flights; while T2 is intended for international and long-haul flights. An internal walkway connects both terminals.
Terminal 2, the international departures terminal, offers restaurants, duty-free shops and two Business-Class lounges.
Other amenities in the passenger terminals include:
Information counters in the arrival hall, a post office, foreign exchange service, a few ATM machines, food & drink, as well as retail concessions, duty-free shops (in T2 only), porter services, electronic check-in kiosks, Wi-Fi access.
First- and business-class travelers are provided with a priority route or fast track services through Immigration. They also have use of VIP & Business-class lounge.
Parking options at Accra Kokota Airport: Short- and long-term parking is available in carparks 1 & 2.
Rental car booths are located outside the arrival hall, which include Avis, Budget and Eurocar.
To get from Kotota Airport to your destination you can rent car, take a taxi or a hotel shuttle bus:
Metered or shared taxis are the only other form of transportation available. A taxi to Nkrumah Circle or Osul costs about US$3--but be prepared to negotiate. Metered txis are located at carpark 2, close to the Arrivals exit of the terminal. Most area hotels provide shuttle services for their guests.
Accra, Gold Coast
- Website for Accra Kokota: http://www.gacl.com.gh/kia_2.html
- Phone: +233 302 776171
Accra Kokota ACC Airport Update History
- ACC Airports - Oct 25, 2013
- ACC Email - Aug 6, 2013
- ACC Airlines Served - Jun 25, 2013
- ACC Airport Intro - Jun 16, 2013