New arrivals terminal at Luanda airport, Angola opens

6 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 6 July – The new arrivals terminal at Luanda’s 4 de Fevereiro International Airport was opened Saturday after five months of work and investment of US$9.5 million, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The project, which was built by Portuguese construction company Somague is part of the project to extend and refurbish the international flight terminal, work on which has been underway since the beginning of 2009.

The chairman of airport management company, Enapa, Jorge Correa de Melo said that all international passenger arrivals services would be immediately transferred to the new terminal.

The project is a replica of the previous lounge, which is currently undergoing refurbishment, covering a total area of around 10,000 square metres. The passport area (450 square metres) has 12 booths, as compared to eight in the previous facility.

The arrivals terminal also has a power generation unit with two 500 KVA generator groups, as well as facilities for the public security, fiscal and criminal branches of the Police. (macauhub)