Third phase of modernisation of Maputo airport to begin soon

2 September 2011

Ricatla, Mozambique, 2 Sept – The third phase of expansion and modernisation of Maputo International Airport is due to begin soon and will consist of recovering pavements in the operational areas, said the director for Special Projects of airport management company Aeroportos de Moçambique (AdM).

Cited by Mozambican newspaper O País, António Loureiro said that the work at the airport had essentially three phases, the first of which, concluded in November last, consisted of building the international passenger terminal.

“The second phase, which is underway, consists of reconstruction of the domestic passenger terminal and the third, due to begin soon, will consist of recovery of the pavement in operational areas,” Loureiro said.

AdM’s director for Special Projects also said that the second phase, once it was finished, would make it possible for the domestic terminal to provide better conditions, both in terms of comfort and safety, and will provide more room, particularly in the departure and arrivals lounges.

Loureiro said that the work could also serve to attract more airlines and, as a result, more visitors.

AdM is taking part in the Maputo International Fair, held in Ricatla, Marracuene district until Sunday to promote its business activities and particularly the large projects it has underway in the country. (macauhub)