Kumasi Airport is a public airport near Kumasi City in the southern central Ashanti Region, of the West African nation of the Republic of Ghana. Located near Lake Bosomtwe in the Rain Forest Region, it is the only natural lake in this country approximately 8 kilometers across and situated within an ancient meteorite crater at a distance of 250 kilometers to the northwest of the capital city of Accra.
Kumasi is popularly known as the 'Garden City', also happens to be the second largest city in the country and home to large gold deposits that are mined in these areas. Situated at an elevation of 942 feet above mean sea level, this airport with an intention to transform Kumasi into a popular tourist destination is operated by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which is the regulatory agency of the Republic of Ghana for air transportation in the country. There is a 6,502 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to all varieties of flights to/from the Kumasi Airport. Although, this airport is a small aviation facility, it is very spacious and seems to be expecting a lot of traffic and activity in the future.
Established in the year 1993, it is having a single passenger terminal with the requisite infrastructure which is huge, especially for an airport which receives only a few flights every week. Basic passenger convenience facilities at this airport include a few plastic chairs, television, PA system, a bar, restaurant, wash-rooms and emergency services only. Apart from a few private taxis, car rental services are available here fulfilling the visitor requirement for local transportation. No hotel shuttle services are available at the Kumasi Airport, however, comfortable and convenient pick-up and drop-off services can be demanded from some of the hotels in this region on prior booking.