Ghana’s new Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport in Accra is installing the latest passenger processing technology including self-service and baggage tracking.
Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), the airport operator, has contracted with SITA to install common use check-in desks, self-service check-in kiosks and baggage management technology that will assist airlines in tracking bags, helping them meet IATA’s Resolution 753 requirements.
SITA already provides technology for Terminals 1 and 2 at Kotoka International Airport. The IT company is initially contracted to MAPA during the deployment and implementation phase before handing over to GACL who will then take over the day-to-day running of the terminal.
On the operational side, SITA’s Airport Management Solution will simplify planning and operational control, and facilitate collaborative decision-making, data management and analysis in Terminal 3 and across the entire airport. It will also support revenue management with its billing and reporting functionality.
Earlier this year Kotoka installed 10 ABC eGates.
Ghana’s largest airport is expanding its capacity to meet significant growth in international passenger traffic, increasing the airport’s capacity to five-million passengers a year. The country’s aviation industry has witnessed significant growth over the past decade due to the discovery of petroleum and gas reserves, sustained domestic demand and the growth of the tourism sector.
Kotoka International Airport supports both international and national routes for passenger and cargo aircraft. When Terminal 3 opens at the end of 2017, it will have six contact stands and two remote stands for long-range aircraft, including Airbus A380s, A330s and Boeing 777s and 787.
N.B. Image credit: gacl.com.gh