Angola: Cabinda airport may this week receive large aircraft again

5 June 2008

Cabinda, Angola, 5 June – Large aircraft, which have been prevented from landing at Cabinda airport for the last two weeks due to work on the runway are expected to return to the airport this week, the provincial director for Angola’s national airport management company Enana said in Cabinda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Célsio dos Santos said that the work carried out by Portuguese company Tecnovia, costing US$6 million had begun on 1 April, and was due to be finished this month.

Dos Santos also said that work to improve the edges of the runway and replacing the asphalt was currently underway.

The runway is 2,500 metres long, and is being widened by 7 metres on each side, making the runway 45 metres wide. (macauhub)