Tamale Airport is a public cum military airport facility near Tamale City, the capital of the Northern Region in the West African nation of the Republic of Ghana. At a distance of 600 kilometers to the north of the national capital of Accra, Tamale City is in fact a conglomeration of villages where traditional mud-houses and modern buildings co-exist together.
The Tamale Airport which is serving this city is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from downtown Tamale has recently been upgraded in the year 2008 with all requisite aviation infra-structure as per norms, hence gaining an international status. The aviation facilities which were put in place at this airport include runway, taxi-ways, aprons, terminal, fire service building, tower building, car parking and a VIP lounge along with offices for Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS) and the Immigration Services departments. The Tamale Airport, situated at an elevation of 553 feet above mean sea level is operated by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) which is the regulatory agency of the Republic of Ghana for air transportation in the country.
The Tamale International Airport is presently having a 7,999 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to all flight movements, is now in a position to fly direct hajj pilgrim flights straight to Mecca from this northern region of Ghana. A single modern passenger terminal with most passenger convenience facilities matching international aviation standards, is serving airlines and passengers utilizing this facility. Private taxis and car rental services are also readily available for visitors at this airport enabling convenient and comfortable local transportation. Moreover, some hotels around Tamale Airport are providing hotel shuttle services for the convenience of their guests seeking comfortable hotel accommodations.