Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (IATA: GBE, ICAO: FBSK), located 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Gaborone, is the main international airport of the capital city of Botswana. The airport is named for Sir Seretse Khama, the first president of Botswana. It was opened in 1984 and offers large capacity to handle regional and international traffic and has the largest passenger movement in the country.
The government of Botswana has started a $61 million expansion plan to further develop the airport to accommodate increased traffic and larger planes. The contractor for this project is SinoHydro Corporation, headquartered in China. The goal of the project is to provide the airport with increased capacity for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in nearby South Africa.