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Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to handle 6 million visitors

Economy Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to handle 6 million visitors

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

Zambia Airports Cooperation Acting Managing Director Maggie Kaunda says the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport will handle six million visitors per year once it’s operational.

Mrs. Kaunda disclosed that government has injected more than 1 billion dollars in the construction of four modern international airports.

She noted that government’s support to the aviation sector has helped in improving airport facilities in the country.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Maggie disclosed that the cooperation has intentions of constructing a hotel at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport.

She noted that the construction of hotels at the two international airports will contribute in increasing bed spaces and accommodation in the hospitality industry.

Mrs. Kaunda explained that conference facilities at the Kenneth Kaunda international airport will allow visitors to hold conferences within the airport facilities.

She said the cooperation wants to make facilities at international airports to be attractive and meet international standards.

27 COMMENTS

    • @2 THIS IS OUR JOURNALISM IN ZAMBIA. NO UPDATES AT ALL. ASKING FOR UPDATE PICTURES IS LIKE ASKING FOR A DOG’S HORN. I DON’T KNOW WHY ZAMBIAN JOURNALISTS CAN’T COPY FROM OTHER JOURNALISTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES. THIS IS A PUBLIC PROJECT. TEREFORE, THE PUBLIC (WHO ARE THE OWNERS) SHOULD BE UPDATED WITH IT’S STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT ON A REGULAR BASIS. I ONCE ACCESSED THE LATEST PICTURES FROM THE BOTSWANA MEDIA AND TOOK IT FOR GRANTED THAT THE ZAMBIAN MEDIA WILL DO THE SAME. ALAS, ZAMBIAN MEDIA HAS GOT NOT A SINGLE LATEST PICTURE ON KKIA DEVELOPMENTS. IT IS SAD THAT EVEN FOR THIS MAJOR PROJECT, OUR JOURNALISM (MEDIA) HAS NOT TAKEN KIN INTEREST IN IT. IT’S VERY SAD.

  1. Another Kaunda at this same airport? I am beginning to smell rats at these Nyasalanders behaving/posing as Zambians. Anyway let’s wait and see what happens next

  2. 6million, really? where will the people be coming from and going?
    I saw progress during Easter when I visited. Ask your relatives to send pictures.
    MUYA KU GUNWA but I think 6million is too optimistic… do the maths imwe ba nzelu

    • One Zambian 6 million is nothing given the size of that airport ..remember the busiest airports in Africa; O. R. Tambo International Airport and Cairo International Airport handle 21 million and 17million (2017) annually…KKIA is ideal as a connecting transit point…just reduce the cost of Jet A1 fuel.

    • Don’t worry about the numbers. 5.5 million people will come from India to build roads in Lusaka.

    • IGNORANT ZAMBIAN IN SOUTH AFRICA…HE DOESN’T KNOW WERE PASSENGERS WILL BE COMING FROM. IT IS A SHOCK THAT SOME ZAMBIANS ARE VERY NEGATIVE ABOUT THE MANY POSITIVES DEVELOPMENTS TAKING PLACE IN ZAMBIA.

  3. @4.1 Jay Jay,
    Connecting flights from where to where when you do not even have a resident airline? Dream on bakolwe, atase! The issue of Malawans everywhere too is now annoying, who is this woman at National Airports with a Malawan name?

  4. So from 1 million a year at the moment to 6 million when it opens. New airports do not create demand only a booming economy and tourism sector can do that. One day it may reach 6 million but not for many many years.

  5. our priorities are upside down. we are focusing on the wrong infrastructural projects. you have to be a thorough fool to believe that a new airport will divert air traffic to Zambia. as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow that’s NOT gonna happen and the authorities who are out to hoodwink us know this. instead of deepening our funding into agriculture and agro processing industries we are wasting borrowed money developing white elephants that will not contribute anything to GDP.In fact these loans will need servicing siphoning out the little government revenue we have.

  6. Let people be realistic and not petty. Why would HH burn the airport? How can a person start demanding the CV of a people in office in this morden day and age. Instead people should demand for the construction not to store but finish before time.

    We only have country to be proud of. Too much of the PHD syndrome (Pull Her Down or Pull Him Down).

  7. I thought the announcement was to say it’s now finished. So 6+ years to build this thing adjacent to it. In the interim Victoria falls opened, Jomo Kenyatta got revamped, and our neighbours @ war in the DRC launched 3 #JustSaying

  8. The Head of Hooligans and Bullying in the tribal grouping also known as UPND reads everything and all things and go HaNegative to any story not because it is negative but because the people in the story are not Tonga or HaCousins! Shame! Chronic losers!

  9. I said this before. Of course ‘modernisation’ of the airport was long overdue. Some war stricken, strife torn countries did this decades ago. But building a completely new huge structure gobbling millions of dollars is not what brings passengers. They have to be attracted to something other than an airport. Airlines currently flying to Zambia are struggling for passengers. It is not as if airlines do not fill up their planes because Lusaka has had a small airport. You need a boom of something first – not the other way round.

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