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Alba Iulia
Friday, February 21, 2020

Airport arrivals in Zambia continues to rise

Economy Airport arrivals in Zambia continues to rise

KKIA Airport artists impression
KKIA Airport artists impression

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited has remained steady during the third quarter of 2016. The Airports saw passenger numbers increase by 1.3 per cent when compared with the same period last year.

Records indicate that a total of 456,750 passengers passed through the four main international airports namely Kenneth Kaunda, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Mfuwe.

There were a total number of 397,950 passengers recorded in the second quarter of 2016 meaning that the Corporation has seen a positive increase of 58,800 passengers during these 2 periods.

Records for the third quarter of 2016 show that international passenger numbers increased by 5 per cent from 356,477 in 2015 to 372,603 in 2016, while domestic passenger numbers declined by 11 per cent when compared to 2015 results during the same period.

Unfortunately, ZACL saw a decline in cargo movement when compared to the same period last year as numbers decreased by 5.4 per cent.

Overall, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport recorded the highest positive performance of all the international airports with a market share of 1.41 per cent, while Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, Kenneth Kaunda and Mfuwe International Airports recorded negative growths in passenger movement market share of 0.9%, 0.4% and 0.1% respectively.

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport as the largest gateway in the country carried 69 per cent of total general passenger movements in the third quarter of 2016 while Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airports performed second and third respectively carrying 15% and 14% of total passengers.

The smallest airport, Mfuwe International Airport carried 2% of the total traffic.

And Zambia Airports Corporation Communications and Brand Manager Mweembe Sikaulu says the ongoing construction of the upgrade of Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is progressing well with the installation of columns, slab and beams currently underway.

Ms. Sikaulu said the new Fire and Rescue Service Stations are almost complete with works on the exterior currently also underway while the new Water Reservoir and Pump House are also advancing well.

“Zambia Airports Corporation Limited is confident that the various developmental projects in Lusaka, Ndola, Livingstone and Mfuwe will greatly improve facilitation for both passengers and airlines as well as enrich the customer experience while cementing Zambia’s place as the next regional hub,” She said.

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  1. The airports uplift investments are paying dividends. It is a fantastic idea. I await A380 with 500 passengers onboard to land in Lusaka at KK international airport. It will be splendid.

  2. I hope the next president will get the so called presidential terminal to be for the public. there’s no presidential terminal anywhere and this terminal will just be abused for Lungu’s airport cabinet to be going there for drinks

    • Atleast Lungu is President of a party and Republic of Zambia unlike those dreamers. Kalusa will never lead this country. He refused the presidency when the late King Cobra offered him on a silver plate. MMD had beaten him twice PF has also beaten him thrice.

    • Everything it’s politics! Why can’t you just comment without politicizing? A modern airport should be followed by our very own airline which should not be abused like the ‘late Zambia Airways’. If we do not establish our own airline other foreign airlines will be making money from our own airport from ground handling services

  3. These figures are very very low to suggest that tourism is growing in Zambia. The figure is just a fraction of what Zimbabwe receives per quarter. Itezhitezhi dam and lake offers Zambia the biggest hope in tourism yet this place is ignored. It has lovely site with various animal species dotted around it grazing. I cry for this country

  4. @My cartel! You can’t harbor such Hatred for an individual just because of his achievements. Whether you like it or not HH is a Zambian and he will remain so! Know that you will never reach his level, not even anyone from your family you failure! Yes you associate yourself to Lungu because he is a failure as well. He (Lungu) has never achieved anything in his life apart from fradulently becoming president by accident and you dream you can also be president by accident! Get a life lowlife.

  5. I really hope this is how it will be physically. Zambia will have the world come to it…Hello World.. More international airlines on the run way, easy travel, less connecting flights, and money for the economy and it people. God see this project to its successful completion.Amen.

  6. This site is a fraud full stop. I can’t understand how it gives some posts negative feedback twice even though the person intends to offer a positive vote.
    Everything is politicised and whoever moderates it should hung their head in shame!
    I don’t understand why everything has to do with party politics. Some of us are only interested in objective views.

  7. At least our Boys and Girls at the Airports are doing their best to ensure we maintain standards, keep the counts and the revenues in check.
    We might not be as good as Botswana or Rwanda or Kenya but we have our Key Performance Indicators on our table. Keep the good work my Zambian youth. Other departments can learn one or two things from ZAC.

  8. This is the kind of development Zambia needs, so its welcome. But am kind of embarrassed to learn that Zambians are crossing over into Botswana via Kasumbalesa border to buy petrol because its cheap. Good PF policies you say, my blood foot!

  9. you ought to be ashamed of yourselves!!!!! is that a number to be proud of sure???? plse give us real news imwe ba LT….this is the biggest joke so far in 2017….next please!!!!!!

  10. Iwe Kiya @ 10, stop smoking marijuana in the middle of the day! How can anyone use Kasumbalesa border to go to Botswana to buy fuel? I bet you meant Kazungula!
    Anyway, all border dwellers do this. When fuel was cheaper in Zambia, Malawians would cross to buy fuel from Chipata and the stations their were making tonnes of money. Now prices are almost at par and there is no more extra sales. That is part of the geo-political economic benefits of living along borders.

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