Praia, Cape Verde, 18 Nov – The audit carried out by the Civil Aeronautical Agency on Saobe concluded on 5 December, the president of Cape Verde’s airport and air safety agency, ASA said in Praia.
According to Mário Paixão the audit will begin on 30 November and will take until 5 December, after which the airport will immediately receive the corresponding certificate.
Once this phase has been concluded, the ASA president said, the Civil Aeronautical Agency will issue the certificate to authorise the airport to receive international flights, which was expected to happen in December.
The airport was due to have been opened to international air traffic last August, after its approval in July, but several delays made that impossible.
Delays also meant it was not possible to run direct international flights to Mindelo announced by Portuguese airline TAP over the summer.
The new terminal at Sao Vicente International Airport has an area of around 11,000 square metres, covering three floors, with capacity to deal with 500 passengers an hour. (macauhub)