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Tamale International Airport (IATA: TML, ICAO: DGLE) is an airport serving Tamale, a town in the Northern Region of Ghana. It is the third busiest airport in Ghana, with 217,958 passengers in 2022
Upgrade to international status
The Tamale Airport was temporarily upgraded to the status of an international airport, with all the necessary facilities. It gained international status in December 2008. The facilities put in place include a runway, taxiways, aprons, terminal, modified fire service building, rehabilitation of the tower building, a car park and a VVIP lounge. Others are the provision of offices for the Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS) and the Immigration Services.
The airport received its first international flights during the CAN 2008 African Cup of nations.
2016 hajj pilgrims uplift
In August 2016 Tamale International airport was cleared to uplift pilgrims to Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madina in 3 batches of 500 passengers. Flynas air services providers were contracted to uplift the pilgrims using leased Lion Air Boeing 747-400 jets
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