It is now much easier to travel to the Western region. Takoradi Airport, which serves as the region’s only airport, is now used by the majority of visitors. The airport has a little historical background, and this piece will help you learn more about the airport.
Other African countries, as well as Ghana, rely heavily on tourism as a source of revenue. Many African countries profit the most from tourism. Ghana is one of the African countries that benefits the most. Airports are one of the facilities that every country requires to encourage tourism. And Takoradi Airport is one of the few airports in the country that is helping tourism grow pretty well.
The airport is a domestic airport in Ghana, located in Sekondi-Takoradi, the capital of the Western Region in the south of the country. With 92,949 passengers in 2021, it is Ghana’s fourth busiest airport. Most traveler traveling or leaving the region use the airport often. Currently people in the region can travel to several places within the country without going through the stress of using the road.
The airport has a little historical background during the World War II. Keep reading to know more about the airport.
History of Takoradi Airport
The US Army Air Forces Air Transport Command Trans-Africa Ferry Route was a major transportation link between the Atlantic Ocean port of Lagos in Nigeria and the Sudan during World War II. And was one of the main routes for Lend-Lease aircraft sent to Russia, as well as other supplies sent to British forces in Egypt and the Middle East.
Imperial Airways had pioneered the route in 1936, but it was greatly expanded during WWII.
Between Robertsfield, the airport the US built to serve Liberia’s capital Monrovia, and Apapa Airport, Nigeria, Takoradi Airport was an important refueling stop. The Royal Air Force station known as “RAF Takoradi” was utilized at Takoradi Airport to assemble crated aircraft that had been carried over the Atlantic before being flown to active zones in North Africa.
During World War II, 26 Squadron SAAF was located in Takoradi, flying Vickers Wellington bombers on anti-submarine and convoy protection patrols across the Atlantic. The Takoradi European Public Cemetery, which is adjacent to the airport, is home to a number of South African Air Force airmen.
Takoradi Airport Departures
Up-to-date info about departure from Takoradi airport in real time. The TKD flight schedule shows delays and cancellations of all flights departing from Takoradi and is automatically updated minutely. Including terminal and gate of TKD departures.
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Takoradi Airport Contact Info
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