in Airports

Zambia Airports Corporation records positive results

Posted 8 May 2017 · Add Comment

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) recorded a positive growth for the first quarter of 2017; Passenger numbers increased by 5% when compared to the same period last year. A total of 351,942 general passenger movements were recorded in the first quarter of 2016.

International passengers grew by 5.7% largely due to the continued good performance at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Recorded growth at the two airports was 32.8% and 3.9% respectively for Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The growth in international passenger movements can be attributed to increased activities in both Livingstone and Lusaka

In domestic passenger movements, the two airports recorded positive growths of 2.3% and 4.5% for Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport respectively.

The actual performance at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Kenneth Kaunda International Airports was 50, 349 and 262,924 respectively, resulting in a general growth of 27.8% and 3.9% when compared to the first quarter of 2016. Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula continues to perform exceptionally with the growth expected to further improve as we start the tourist peak season

This performance was as a result of different factors which included increased MICE activities in Livingstone and Lusaka such as the 57th Airports Council International Africa Region which attracted more than 250 passengers as well as the New Partner Orientation Group from America with a total number of 600 passengers. This was complemented with smaller tourist groups such as the Talc Group and other locally organised meetings.

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport as the largest gateway in the country carried 71 per cent of total general passenger movements in the first quarter of 2017 while Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airports performed second and third respectively carrying 14.6% and 13.6% of total passengers. The smallest airport, Mfuwe International Airport carried less than 1% of the total traffic.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Ethiopian Airlines wins SKYTRAX World Airline Award for the Best Airline in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines has won SKYTRAX World Airline Award for the Best Airline in Africa for second successive year.

Routes Africa 2018 Marketing Awards winners announced

The winners of the Routes Africa 2018 Marketing Awards have been revealed, with Cape Town Air Access the overall winner through to the final at World Routes in Guangzhou.

FIA2018: Rockwell Collins recognised by Airbus as a top performer for avionics support

Rockwell Collins has been honoured with a Customer Services Award for its avionics service by Airbus and its customer airlines at a special ceremony at the Farnborough Air Show held yesterday.

FIA2018: Africair signs PA for first Bell 407GXi in Africa

Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, has announced that Africair has signed a purchase agreement for the first Bell 407GXi in Africa.

Air Partner lion relocation flight is a roaring success

Air Partner, a aviation services group, was recently called upon to assist in the successful relocation of a lion on behalf of the Born Free Foundation.

Ethiopian Airlines selected as Dowty Propellersí authorised repair facility for Bombardier Q400s

Dowty Propellers has announced an agreement establishing Ethiopian Airlines as an authorised repair and overhaul facility in Africa for propellers on Bombardier Q400 regional airliners.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219GroundHandling BT2205130918AAD2018 BTAviationAfrica_BT0607280219