Swaziland's new airport at Sikhuphe will be open for business in early 2013, according to Bertram Stewart, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development.
But don't hold your breath. Stewart has been making claims about the opening date of the airport, dubbed King Mswati III's 'vanity project' for years. And every prediction he makes turns out to be false.
In October 2010, Stewart said the airport would be open by the end of that year. It wasn't.
Stewart was at it again in February 2011, when he confidently told media the airport would be completed by June 2011. It wasn't.He also said a number of top world airlines (that he declined to name) were negotiating to use Sikhuphe. Nothing happened.[view whole blog post ]