Zambia Airports To Be Expanded

Zambia Airports To Be Expanded

Government is now taking practical steps to expand international airports in order to make Zambia a regional hub for air traffic.

Ministry of Transport and Communications permanent secretary Mbololwa Muyaba said Government is working hard to ensure that the international airports start handling wide body aircrafts that will in turn help enhance the growth of the tourism sector.

Ms Muyaba said this in Lusaka yesterday when she commissioned six fire tenders the government has bought for the Zambia National Airports Corporation (ZNAC).

“Today marks a great milestone for Zambia’s fire rescue services capability as I commission six fire tenders into service.

This will boost Government’s vision of transforming Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) into a hub of air transport in the Southern African region,” she said.

Government has resolved to modernize all international airports to meet international standards; especially that Zambia is a regional hub.

Ms Muyaba said Government is working hard to reposition Zambia as an air transport regional hub, adding that plans are also under-way to rehabilitate a number of aerodromes to increase access by air.