Mbanza Kongo airport, Angola, to be re-opened to air traffic on 28 April

27 April 2011

Mbanza Kongo, Angola, 27 April – The Mbanza Kongo airport, in the capital of Angola’s Zaire province, is due to re-open to air traffic on 28 April, following refurbishment work costing US$10 million, officials said.

The airport, which was refurbished by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), will initially receive small and medium-sized aircraft until work to install some equipment and other technology is carried out.

As soon as work on the runway is concluded aircraft from Angolan airline Taag are due to return to Mbanza Kongo, Transport Minister Augusto Tomás said.

Mbanza Kongo airport, which is located in the centre of the city, stopped receiving aircraft in October 2009 when it was closed for refurbishment and expansion work. (macauhub)