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Zambia opens two new airports

Posted 7 October 2021 · Add Comment

Zambia has opened two new international airports - Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka.


President Edgar Lungu inaugurated the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola, about 400 kilometers north of the capital of Lusaka, built at a cost of $400 million.


Lungu said the airport had a capacity of 1 million passengers per year and it has a 50-room luxury hotel.


He said: “This development was embarked on to accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic, cargo volumes and passenger numbers.”


Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka also recently opened, which was built for $360 million. It is expected to increase traffic to six million passengers annually from two million when only terminal one was operational.

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