Soyo, Angola, 13 Aug – The chairwoman of the Angolan National Aviation Company (Enana) for the airport management area, Maria Engrácia Paredes said Wednesday that an international airport would be built in Soyo, on the outskirts of the Lumueno area, 20 kilometres to the south of the city, Angolan news agency Angop reported Friday.
The new airport will provide flights to Europe and the Americas, Engrácia Paredes said.
Engrácia Paredes said that whilst studies for construction of the new airport in Soyo were being carried out the Soyo aerodrome would benefit from extension and modernisation work in the departure and arrivals lounges and the check in areas.
The work is the responsibility of Angolan company LNG.
Work is also underway on the aerodrome’s runway, which is 2,000 metres long and 30 metres wide, will focus on resealing the runway and widening the aircraft parking areas by a further 150 metres.
The work also includes resealing and extending the taxi-way by a further 1.75 metres, as well as widening it by 7.5 metres on each side.
The current runway is just 400 metres long and makes it impossible for Soyo to receive medium-sized and large aircraft.
Soyo aerodrome receives around 28 flights per day. (macauhub)