Hoima Kabaale Parish International Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 2 years (31-Dec-2020)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Hoima
Country/Territory: Uganda


  • Runways:
    • 3,100m


Kabaale Airport is a new international airport development to serve Kabaale Parish, Buseruka Sub County, Hoima. Construction is expected to be complete ahead of full scale operation in 2021.

Jun-2018.  Shikun & Binui International (SBI) senior development manager Mihail Gorachinov reported SBI plans to complete and commence provisional operation of a 3500m x 75m runway at Hoima Kabaale Parish International Airport in 2020 "to allow for the landing of Antonovs and Boeing 777s" transporting materials required for the region's oil industry. The airport is expected to commence full scale operation in 2021.

Feb-2018. Shikun & Binui secured a USD309 million contract to construct a new airport in a rural area of Uganda's oil-drilling region near Hoima and Lake Albert. Shikun & Binui's international construction arm SBI will construct the airport to support the development of the region's oil industry. The construction phase is expected to last for three years.

Nov-2017. UK Export Finance agreed to provide Colas UK with a GBP215 million loan to construct Kabaale Airport in Uganda, creating approximately 820 jobs and expanding the country's capacity.

Dec-2016. Colas and SBI Uganda submitted a proposal to construct Uganda's second international airport, Kabaale International Airport. Uganda's Ministry of Works and Transport project coordinator Tony Kavuma said the construction would likely commence in 2017. Kabaale Airport is expected to facilitate movement of materials to benefit the oil sector in Hoima region, and western Uganda, as well as developing regional tourism and agriculture. 

Apr-2016. Uganda’s Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Irene Muloni announced the development of a plan for an airport at Kabaale Parish in Hoima district is approaching completion. The Minister stated the overall design work is expected to be completed by 1Q2016, with 95% of design reports already submitted. 29sqkm of land is being acquired to build the airport, which will feature a 3100m runway, allowing use by large cargo aircraft.

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