Future airport in the capital of Angola will receive 15 million passengers per year

28 November 2014

The future Luanda International Airport, under construction on the outskirts of the Angolan capital, is expected to receive at least 15 million passengers a year, Secretary of State for Construction, António Flor said Thursday.

The Secretary of State, cited by Angolan news agency Angop, said that of that number 10 million passengers would relate to international traffic and the remaining 5 million to domestic traffic.

The airport will have 31 sleeves, 21 for international flights and 10 domestic and capacity to process 50,000 tons of cargo per year under a plan to make infrastructure a platform logistics and airport in the region.

As the largest in central and western Africa, the new international airport is being built 40 kilometres from the centre of Luanda, in an area of ​​1,324 hectares and will have two double runways, and the southern runway will be prepared for landing by the largest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380.

The airport is being built with funding from the China International Fund Limited, with construction work in the hands of China’s CITIC Construction of state group CITIC, formerly known as “China International Trust and Investment Corporation.” (macauhub/AO/CN)