Soyo airport in Angola receives over 18,000 flights in 2013

28 January 2014

Soyo municipal airport, in Angola’s Zaire province, in 2013 received 18,508 flights, the director of air navigation company Empresa Nacional de Navegação Aérea (Enana), Alberto Wandanga Lucamba said in Soyo.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Lucamba said that compared to 2012 there had been nine more flights per day in 2013.

This rise in the number of flights was due to the airport’s runway being rebuilt and extended to 2,090 metres long and 30 metres wide, which allowed the airport to receive more aircraft.

The airport, he said, covered an area of 5,000 square metres and has a two-storey building that, as well as Enana, houses the Immigration Service, Fiscal Police and the offices of some of the airlines operating in the region.

The airport also has departure and arrival lounges, travelators, 24 shops, three restaurants, the same number of car rental companies and water and power supply systems. (macauhub)