PRESS RELEASE UPDATE ON CONSTRUCTION UPGRADE AT KENNETH KAUNDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 11th FEBRUARY 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  Feb 12, 2020   admin


Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has for the past few years been engaged in major infrastructure development projects to upgrade the four international airports namely Kenneth Kaunda, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Mfuwe. These infrastructure development projects were embarked on to accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic, cargo volumes and passenger numbers.

The on-going work at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is at a cost of US$360 million. The design and construction of airport infrastructure at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport was awarded to China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation.

The current construction progress at KKIA is as follows:

New Passenger Terminal

96%

Hotel

94%

Rescue and Fire Services Station

98%

Air Traffic Control Tower

97%

Presidential Pavilion

88.5%

Cargo Terminal

98%

Airport Shopping Mall

98%

Airport Office Complex

98%

The overall completion is at 87%.

About Zambia Airports Corporation Limited

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited was established in 1989 through the amendment of the Aviation Act, Chapter 444 of the Laws of Zambia which has been repealed and replaced by the Aviation Act No. 5 of 2016. It is also incorporated under the Companies Act Chapter 388 of the Laws of Zambia.

The Corporation’s mandate is to develop, maintain and manage the four designated international airports, namely Kenneth Kaunda in Lusaka, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe in Ndola, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula in Livingstone and Mfuwe and the provision of Air Navigation services within the Zambian Airspace.

For further information contact:

Mweembe Sikaulu (Ms)

Communications and Brand Manager

mweembe.sikaulu@zacl.aero; cell: +260 964 629463