Kotoka International Airport DGAA


Kotoka International Airport DGAA

Arsias Adodoh | - 07/05/2018
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Kotoka International Airport DGAA: Serving Ghana’s capital city Accra, Kotoka International airport is located in the middle of the city and is the largest international airport in Ghana.

Cities: Accra Country: Ghana 
Elevation: 205 Ft.  Latitude/longitude: N05-36.15.89 / W000-10.03.16
Operating hours: 24/7 Slots: N/A 
Fire category: CAT 9 Runway: 11,167 x 197 Ft. 
Timezone: UTC  Customs: Yes 
Tower frequency: 118.6  Ground frequency: 121.9 
On the Ground

General parking:

  • Parking is available for all aircraft. Most commercial flights are parked at “D” and “C” bays while cargo and private and non-commercial flights are parked at “C” bays
  • The VVIP and presidential flights go to the Jubilee lounge area
  • Due to major rehabilitation work in progress at the airport, parking is allowed for a maximum of 72 hours. Operators should consult Airport Authorities for approval to park for longer periods

Airport activity:

The airport is open 24/7 but can sometimes close due to rehabilitation work or major events such as Election Day or Independence Day.

The airport is busy between 0600-0930 and 1100-1400, but the busiest time is 1700- 0000.

Operational Information 


Overfly and landing permits are mandatory for all flights (commercial, non-commercial and private).


  • The permit is issued upon payment of an administrative fee
  • This is payable through GCAA website  

Permit validity:

All permits are valid for 72 hours. Any change or revision must be sent to CAA and approval must be obtained before starting the flight operation.

Permit processing: 

  • All non-scheduled flights into, out of, or over Ghana are required to obtain a permit at least 72 hours before the date of the intended flight
  • Overflight and Landing permits are processed by CAA 24/7
  • Short-notice permit requests may be possible at the discretion of CAA

Crew visas:

Crew do not require a visa to enter Ghana and stay for up to 72 hours if they are operating in uniform and are carrying a valid ID card and a stamped Gen-Dec. They will require a visa if their stay exceeds 72 hours.

Tourist Information


Ghana’s climate is tropical with two seasons: rainy and dry. Accra experiences its rainy season from March to mid-November.


  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
  • Independence Arch
  • Osu Castle
  • Labadi Beach
  • Fort James

For more information on this airport and to visit the official website, click here

For support with your flight operations to Accra, contact UAS