TravelComments.com – Namibia: The facelift of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek to be concluded in time!

According to Namibian Airport Company’s (NAC) board chairman, Dr Leake Hangala, the upgrade of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek is expected to be concluded by September 2020. The project, which has a budget of N$260 million (N$155 million (Ministry of Works and Transport) + N$95 million (NAC)), commenced on 23 September 2019 and was planned from the beginning to be completed by the end of September 2019. The facelift is expected to alleviate the congestion challenges in the terminal building and apron of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) and aimed at doubling the handling capacity of the airport to increased passenger movements up until 2030. The current upgrade includes:

  • Departure:
  • increase in check-in counters to a total of 18 counters
  • additional five self-service check-in kiosks
  • increase in the departure security screening points from three to five
  • increase in the departure immigration counters form the current three to seven counters
  • expansion of the departure hall to accommodate the growing passenger movement at the airport

Arrivals:

  • the construction of a new departure hall, as an extension to the existing terminal
  • 17 immigrations counters as compared to the current eigh
  • expansion of the baggage reclaim hall
  • three modern baggage carousels

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