|Hosea Kutako International
HKIA, the NAC airport, is situated 45 kilometres east of Windhoek. HKIA handles over 640 000 passengers and 14 000 aircraft movements annually. As Namibia’s only international airport, HKIA connects weekly non-stop flights to Frankfurt, Munich and London-Gatwick, and daily connections to regional hubs such as Johannesburg and Cape Town. HKIA also services routes to Luanda (Angola), Maun (Botswana) and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). Scheduled airlines calling at HKIA are Air Namibia, South African Airways, SA Express, British Airways – Comair, LTU International, TAAG Angola Airlines and Air Botswana.
The NAC has developed a balanced retail mix at its international airport, to enhance the shopping experience of air travellers and airport users.
Business operations and services offered at HKIA include:
- Ground handlers
- Gift shops
- Business lounges
- Advertising concessions
- Restaurants and coffee shops
- Duty-free outlets
- Car-rental operations
- Business offices
- Conference and business centres
- Bookshop and news stands
- VAT refunds
- Hangar operations
- Aircraft maintenance facilities
- Aviation fuel facilities.
HKIA experienced a substantial growth in the number of passengers and aircraft movements through terminal 1, particularly with the introduction of more scheduled flights to Luanda and unscheduled aircraft. To cope with this growth various projects commenced and were finalized during the reporting period:
- The extension of terminal 2 to the landside was completed.
- Gardens with indigenous Namibian Flora were landscaped.
- Four kilometer of security fencing was erected and six kilometer security fencing will be erected during the 2007/2008 financial year.
- New runway and taxiway mandatory signage were erected to be in compliance with ICAO SARPs.
- A new access road to car turn-around facilities was completed.
- A new service road (airside) together with services such as sewerage and electrical to provide access to the new cargo facilities and proposed new in-flight kitchen was completed.
- Building works on a new Cargo Terminal commenced and the anticipated date of completion of this building is end April 2008.
- Automated public parking system was commissioned.
- A new CCTV system has been commissioned.
- Renovation of Terminal 2 (Phase 1) commenced and new ablution facilities were opened for public use.