In March 2016, the operations at the Sunyani Airport were halted due to safety concerns caused by visible deterioration of the airport's airside pavements (runway, taxi link and apron). The GACL commenced rehabilitation works at the cost of GHS52.25 million on October 25, 2019. However, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 case management restrictions in 2020, the project was halted. The project works recommenced in January 2022 and was completed in July 2022.
The completed project works encompasses the reconstruction and extension of the existing 1,280- meter runway to 1,400-meters, paved and grooved to ensure safe aircraft operations. It also includes rehabilitation of existing taxilink, rehabilitation and upgrade of existing apron, resurfacing of internal roads, minimal renovation of the existing Terminal Building to process 100 passengers per hour. The Terminal Building has been fitted with a public address (PA) system, Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS), Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), fire detection and protection systems, lighting and ventilation systems, Sewage disposal, water storage and distribution for terminal operations.
The Sunyani Airport was officially commissioned on August 3, 2022 by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a colorful ceremony. Passion Air has since commenced a 6 times weekly flight.