Pemba Airport in Mozambique undergoes refurbishment

18 February 2013

Pemba International Airport, in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, has been undergoing remodelling and extension work, which began Tuesday and is expected t take around six months, said the head of the Office for Special Projects of state airport management company Aeroportos de Moçambique.

According to daily newspaper Notícias, António Loureiro said that the project was part of the programme to modernise the country’s airport facilities, in order to respond to the demands of the international aviation market.

The work will be carried out in two phases, the first of which will include extending the airport building, specifically the passenger departure and arrivals terminal, where the current arrivals and departure lounges will be split into two and increased in area to around 100 square metres. The second phase will focus on repairing the runway and the airport apron.

Loureiro also said that the work would cost around US$10 million that would be secured by taking on loans from local banks.

Pemba airport receives around 100,000 passengers per year. (macauhub)