A new terminal is being built at Kasane International Airport, Botswana, to accommodate more passengers.
Kasane International Airport is located 4 km south of Kasane town in the Chobe District has enjoyed increase in passengers. The Airport is open to both domestic and international traffic. A catalyst in this development is the airport’s strategic location on the “Four Corners “; that is, it borders Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
It provides access to Chobe National Park and serves as the second alternate airport for tourists travelling to the world renowned Victoria Falls (both on the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides) and to Katima Mulilo town in Namibia.
Currently, the airport can accommodate 200 passengers an hour and after expansion this will increase to 230 passengers per hour.
“The Passenger Terminal Building will be able to handle 387 000 passengers annually,” Modipe Nkwe, Public Affairs Manager at the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) told Tourism Update.
Work includes the construction of a new terminal building, with ground and mezzanine floors. An air traffic control tower will be built adjacent to the passenger terminal and the existing tower will be converted to a fire and rescue services watch tower, says Nkwe. The old terminal building will be refurbished.
The two-phase expansion project was started in 2011 and is expected to be complete by June next year.
Source: Toursim Update