Angola: Luanda International Airport to be modernised by Portugal’s Somague

30 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 30 Oct – Luanda’s International 4 de Fevereiro Airport is to undergo modernisation starting in November, which will make it possible to increase the number of passengers per year from 1.2 million to 3.6 million, at a cost of US$74 million.

The Council of ministers Thursday authorise, airport management company Enana to sign a contract with Portuguese company Somague to expand and refurbish the passenger terminal of 4 de Fevereiro International Airport.

Speaking to the press at the end of the meeting, the Transport minister, Augusto Tomaz said that the project would increase the number of departure lounges, desks and luggage conveyors, as well as increasing passenger processing capacity from 400 to 1,000 per hour.

The work, which will take 12 months, includes building a new reception hall for passengers and increasing the car park capacity to by an extra 800 vehicles.

According to Tomaz, the work is an intermediate measure that aims to do away with constraints caused by current high demand, until the city’s new airport is concluded. (macauhub)