Airport in Angolan city of Namibe closed until August

19 March 2013

Yuri Gagarin International Airport, in Angola’s Namibe province, will be closed for construction work and expansion until next August, the provincial director of air navigation company Empresa Nacional de Navegação Aérea (Enana) said Friday in the city of Namibe.

Luís Alberto said that the alternative air link for Namibe will be Mukanka International Airport, in the neighbouring province of Huíla.

“The closure of this airport will cause some problems as its users will have to climb the Leba Mountains, but the work will give the province another image and make it possible to provide a better service,” he said according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The airport will undergo expansion to increase its capacity to process passengers.

The work also includes repairs to the runway and refurbishments in the control tower and the airport’s power plant. (macauhub)