Angola: Enana and Taag technical commission approves runway at Luena airport

23 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 23 Oct – Larger aircraft can now land on the runway at the Luena aerodrome in Angola’s Moxico province, the head of the inspection commission of airport management company Enana and pilot for airline Taag.

According to newspaper Jornal de Angola the guarantee was given by Fortunato Landa at the end of a visit to evaluate the runway following conclusion of the second stage of reconstruction and expansion of the facility by Chinese construction company Sinohydro Corp.

Landa said that the airport now had better safety conditions to receive medium-sized and large aircraft such as taag’s Boeing 727-200 and 737-900s.

“The reconstruction of the runway is being carried out within the established standards and parameters,” said Landa after inspecting the 2,400 metre-long runway.

Although the contractor has guaranteed that the runway is operational, all work in the third phase, which will include laying tarmac, lighting, fencing, repair of the airport apron and other facilities, will continue until December of this year.

After work, which began in May, is concluded, the runway will be 3,200 metres long and have extra 15 metres added to its current 30-metre width. (macauhub)