THE new Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola is today, October 7, expected to start full operations.
Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) communications and brand manager Mweembe Sikaulu has confirmed.
She said passengers are advised to use the new facility as the old airport will no longer be managed by the corporation.
“ZACL wishes to inform its esteemed clients and the general public that the new Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (SMKIA) located in Ndola, is fully operational as of Thursday 7th October 2021. Passengers are advised to use the new facility which is located off the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriageway near Ndola Girls National Technical School and the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Site,” said Sikaulu. “The old airport, located in Itawa, will no longer be a commercial airport and will no longer be managed by the corporation. The newly commissioned Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport has a capacity of one million passengers per annum, three aero bridges, a new fire and rescue service station, a cargo terminal, business complex, aircraft maintenance hangar and an airport fuel farm. In the near future, the airport will also house a 50-roomed luxury hotel which will be managed by a renowned hotel group.”