Airport taxes in Mozambique to rise

27 March 2013

Mozambican airport management company Aeroportos de Moçambique plans to increase landing charges on flights to ensure it is able to pay for modernisation work at its airports, on which it spent US$350 million, the chairman of the state company said Tuesday in Maputo.

Manuel Veterano said that current charges would be increased from US$10 to US$13 on domestic flights and from US$30 to US$35 on international flights.

Veterano added that, with a view to improving airport facilities and to attract more airlines to them, work would begin in 2014 to improve the runways at Maputo airport.

The chairman of Aeroportos de Moçambique also said that the board of directors was considering projects to developed the non-aeronautical area, specifically construction of the “airport city” and in Maputo’s case the project would begin in the second half of the year with construction of hotels, offices and shopping centres. (macauhub)