NAS, NAC2000 Corp gets airport lounge tender for new terminal in Zambia
National Aviation Services and NAC2000 Corporation have been awarded a tender to operate an airport lounge in the new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia.
June 17, 2021: National Aviation Services (NAS) and NAC2000 Corporation have been awarded a tender to operate an airport lounge in the new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia.
The airport is the largest in Zambia and has plans to serve as a hub for the region. Currently, the airport has a capacity of two million passengers per annum, which is expected to increase once commissioned, to between 4.2 to six million over a period of time. The state of the art terminal is scheduled for commissioning around August this year.
Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS, said, “We are proud to be trusted by ZACL for the first exclusive lounge at the new terminal in Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka. With the airport being the largest in the country, we will be serving at a hub for both domestic and international passengers travelling out of the country.”
Leading international airlines including Proflight Zambia, Air Tanzania, Rwanda Air, SA Airlink, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, CemAir and KLM in partnership with Kenya Airways operate out of this airport.
Zambia Airways once operational will fly from this airport as well. Other airlines are also expected to open routes into Zambia to tap into this growing market in the coming future. The tender issued by Zambia Airports Corporation Ltd (ZACL), is a part of its effort to upgrade the four international airports in the country. ZACL has committed $360 million for the ongoing expansion at KKIA.
NAS is one of the leading airport service providers in emerging markets while NAC2000 Corporation is a key ground services company in Zambia. The five-year tender includes building a 588 square metres exclusive departure lounge that will cater to all passengers travelling out of the airport in Lusaka.