New Luanda airport in Angola to receive 10 million passengers per year

15 October 2009

Luanda, Angola, 15 Oct – Luanda’s new international airport, the protocol for which was approved Wednesday by Angola’s council of ministers, will be capable of receiving 10 million passengers per year and will be equipped with 12 boarding tunnels and modern aeronautical equipment, according to a report Thursday from Angolan news agency Angop.

The new airport is being built on the outskirts of Viana municipality some 40 kilometres from Luanda, in an area of 1,324 hectares.

The new Luanda International Airport is being built by China International Fund Limited, and will be concluded in 2010.

The new airport, which will have double runways with the capacity to land the world’s biggest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380.

The airport’s northern runway will be 4,200 metres long, whilst the southern one will be 3,800 metres lone, and each will be 60 metres wide. (macauhub)