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Posted 9 May 2018 · Add Comment

In fast-growing economic and populous regions such as Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, investments in new airports construction remain strong.


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In Africa, majority of airports are undergoing expansion in a bid to cater for rapidly growing passenger and cargo traffic volumes. Four years ago, Africa initiated 40 new airport projects in a bid to expand its airport infrastructure. Angola spent US$2.1 billion on airport construction.

Nigeria on the other hand, is planning to spend US$1.07 billion. Tripoli has set aside US$2.1 billion for airport construction projects while Algiers has set aside US$952 million. Kigali is set to spend US$650 million.

Lusaka is planning to spend US$500 million in airport construction projects. Tanzania’s new US$300 million terminal is due to open in June 2019 at the country’s main airport to boost government plans to transform the country into a regional transport hub. The new terminal will handle six million passengers each year.

Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, is being developed two phases and will cost an estimated US$560 million. It will be able to accommodate up to three million passengers per year in the first phase, while the second phase will increase the site’s capacity to ten million per year.
Rwanda is constructing the US$818 million Bugesera International Airport to handle the rising air traffic in the country, as well as bolster intra-African travel, investment and business. Slated for completion by December 2018, the first phase of the construction will increase the airport's annual passenger handling capacity to 1.8 million.

 

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