Rwanda’s New Airport Set to Become One of Africa’s Busiest: Uncover the Exciting Facts and Progress Photos!
The new airport located about 40 kilometers south of Kigali is expected to be completed in the next 3 years, at an estimated cost of $2 billion.
Once completed, the new airport will boast a 130,000-square-meter main terminal building capable of initially accommodating 8 million passengers annually. This figure is expected to rise to more than 14 million in the future, making it one of the busiest aviation hubs in Africa.
Adjacent will be a dedicated cargo terminal, capable of accommodating 150,000 tons of cargo a year.
Qatar Airways will have a 60% ownership of the new airport. The Middle Eastern airline will also acquire 49% of shares in the African country’s flag carrier airline, Rwandair, offering access to over 65 locations around the world.
The new airport a significant upgrade on the existing Kigali International Airport, which is set to remain operational for special arrivals, some chartered flights, and a pilot training school.