Runway at Namibe airport in Angola to reopen in September

15 August 2013

The runway at Namíbe airport in Angola, which is being rebuilt, is due to receive its first aircraft in September of this year, the governor of Namíbe province, Rui Falcão, said Tuesday.

Following full refurbishment, which will cost US$90 million, Yuri Gagarin Airport will have capacity to process 400 passengers at peak times as compared to 100 people at the moment.

The airport is designed for domestic flights and can be used by aircraft similar to Boeing -737s.

The governor also said that from Thursday onwards the runway would be ready to use.

The facades of the two new buildings will also be finished by the end of the month, and only internal work will remain to be finished by December of this year. (macauhub)