Work on domestic terminal at Maputo Airport in Mozambique is in its final stages

20 June 2012

Construction work on the domestic terminal of Maputo international Airport is in its final stages and the equipment needed for the terminal to start operating is now being installed, according to daily newspaper Notícias.

Citing the director of the project to refurbish Maputo International Airport, Acácio Tuendué, the newspaper added that tests on the domestic terminal would begin in August.

Tuendué added that the tests on the terminal would take two months and that the project would finally be delivered in October.

The domestic terminal will have capacity to deal with 300 departing passengers and 250 arriving passengers per hour at peak times. It will also have 14 check-in desks, two departure bridges, five escalators and two travelators in the departure lounge.

“This terminal has safety and control mechanisms that meet ICAO and IATA requirements,” said Tuendue, adding that the facility had been built to internationally-accepted standards.

The work, which is in the hands of Chinese company Anhui Foreign Economics Construction Corporation (AFECC) is being carried out on an area of 13,200 square metres and is estimated to cost US$32 million. (macauhub)