Expansion set to start at international airport
07 June 2018 | Infrastructure
In a media statement, the NAC said temporary expansions of the current facility in certain key areas are planned.
These include the check-in hall, security screening point, arrivals hall and luggage handling areas.
However, these are all temporary improvements that will only be useful for the next five years.
The existing terminal building was constructed in 1985 to handle 250 000 passengers a year, but currently, the airport handles nearly a million passengers per annum.
The statement further said the company is engaged in determining funding options for the new airport terminal and related investments. These options include a Public Private Partnership, Treasury funding and raising money from local sources against the NAC balance sheet.
According to the NCA, projections show that traffic volumes at the airport will double in another 10 to 15 years
This necessitates the construction of a new airport terminal as well as improvements of the runway, taxiway and the apron.