NAMIBIA TO SEEK VIEWS ON ALLEVIATING CONGESTION AT COUNTR’S MAIN AIRPORT

WINDHOEK-- The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) will hold extensive consultations on alleviating congestion at Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport, the country's main aviation gateway, says its acting Chief Executive Officer, Albertus Aochamub.

Addressing the Air Namibia annual stakeholders convention in Windhoek on Wednesday, Aochamub said the consultations would, among other matters, focus on expansion of the airport's departure and arrivals halls and increasing the number of check-in counters to improve the customer experience.

Other improvements will include increasing security screening desks from two to four; increasing immigration counters seats from four to six and installing a third carousel area for luggage at an estimated cost of 240 million Namibian dollars (about 17.5 million US dollars).

Aochamub said passenger arrivals and departures at the airport had increased by 33 per cent over the last three years, putting tremendous strain on the airport's facilities. The current terminal was constructed in 1985 as a temporary facility to handle 250,000 passengers per year.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK