McDan Group has received the license to manage and operate the executive lounge for private jets at the Terminal 1 of Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The new deal is expected to help the company in achieving its goal of enhancing customer experience while expanding business at the Airport.
The Fixed-Base Operator (FBO), is the terminal for private jets at the airport, which has been set apart from the main airport buildings offering a range of services for private jet customers, aircraft and crew.
This is part of efforts by government to change the face of aviation in the country.
McDan Group, which has over the years earned an enviable reputation for shipping and logistics management, will now cater for the full ground handling services at the Terminal 1 which shall include, but not limited to general aviation operations, aircraft service operator, aircraft airframe and engine repair operator (maintenance), aircraft rental operator, aircraft charter operator, aircraft sales operator and aircraft storage and hangar rental operator.
The company will be required to invest in the appropriate equipment and infrastructure that will ensure efficient, safe and secure operations at the airport and also recruit and maintain personnel in adequate numbers
This will be Ghana's first purpose-built FBO, offering business aircraft operators a secure and private alternative to the airport’s main terminal.
The FBO includes a VIP lounge, a crew lounge and flight planning office, as well as conference facilities and a hangar. Passengers and crew can complete customs and immigration procedures in the same building.
The new facility will also feature a restaurant, which can provide in-flight catering.