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Zambia airports see increase in arrivals

Posted 4 November 2016 · Add Comment

Zambia Airports Corporation has said the country's airports have seen an increase in passenger traffic in 2016 by 1.3 per cent compared with 2015.

Records indicate that a total of 456,750 passengers passed through the four main international airports of 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. 

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.

And Zambia Airports Corporation communications and brand manager Mweembe Sikaulu said: “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.”

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