Kotoka International Airport is an international airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana. It has the capacity for large aircraft. In 2019, the airport saw about 3 million passengers. It presently serves as a hub for domestic and regional operator Africa World Airlines, and a base for domestic operator Passion Air. It is the sole international airport in Ghana.
The airport was originally a military airport used by the British Royal Air Force during World War II. The facility was handed over to civilian authorities after the war. A development project was launched in 1956 by President Kwame Nkrumah. The project was completed in 1958. The airport was originally named Accra International Airport. In 1969, the Accra International Airport was renamed Kotoka International Airport, in honour of Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka (1926–1967), a member of the National Liberation Council. Kotoka was killed in an abortive coup attempt at a location which is now the forecourt of the airport.
Source: Wikipedia February 2021