HKIA scores sixth place in Under Four-Million Passengers’ Award category

WINDHOEK: The Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) scored the sixth place in the Under Four-Million Passengers’ Award category during the Routes Africa Marketing Awards on Monday evening.

Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania won this category and was the overall winner of the awards.

In second place was the Antananarivo Ivato International Airport in Madagascar; followed by Julius Nyerere International Airport, also in Tanzania; Mozambique’s Maputo International Airport; and Swaziland’s Sikhuphe International Airport, in that order.

A media statement issued by the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) yesterday quoted the NAC’s acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tamer El-Kallawi as saying the company makes efforts to facilitate effective passenger movements, while NAC General Manager for Commercial Services, Toska Sem said the award is testimony that Namibia is becoming a destination of choice for tourists and airlines.

The Hosea Kutako International Airport has seen a 3.4 per cent increase in passengers in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013.

The annual awards provide the airline community with the chance to have their say as to which airport or tourism authority they think provides the best overall marketing services to them, whether this relates to their particular relationship, effective results, provision of data and information or innovative techniques to establish new or maintain and develop existing routes.