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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.

 

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