Vilanculos aerodrome, Mozambique will be able to receive up to 200,000 passengers per year

26 January 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 Jan – Vilanculos aerodrome plans to increase its annual passenger processing capacity once modernisation work currently underway has been concluded, an airport source told Macauhub in Maputo.

Located in Inhambane province, southern Mozambique, Vilanculos aerodrome will be one of the main tourism gateways into the country, as Inhambane province is a prime destination for tourists, mainly from neighbouring South Africa.

In the past some thought was given to building an asphalt road linking Mapinhane, in Vilanculos district, and Pafuri (Gaza province), on the border with South Africa. The road would be an alternative route for tourists from South Africa and even from Zimbabwe, the source said.

The Mozambican government is making significant investments in airport facilities across most of the country with a view to creating better conditions for those seeking out Mozambique to house tourist resorts.

Maputo International Airport recently gained a new international passenger terminal. The work was funded by China and carried out by Chinese company Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Corporation (AFECC), which is also carrying out refurbishment work on the Vilanculos aerodrome. (macauhub)