Officials consider building new airport in Mbanza Congo, Angola

29 April 2015

The director of infrastructure of Angolan airport management company Enana announced that preliminary studies were underway for construction of a new airport in Mbanza Congo, in Angola’s northern Zaire province.

Nataniel Domingos, did not say when the work may begin, but noted the airport would be located in the town of Nkiende II, 35 kilometres west of the city of Mbanza Congo.

Once it opens the new airport in the capital of Zaire province will be equipped to receive Boeing-737 aircraft as well as Angolan Air Force IL-76 aircraft.

The Enana official said the new airport terminal would be capable of dealing with 600 passengers at any one time and the apron will be able to receive two Boeing 737 and two other aircraft.

The current airport in the centre of the city of Mbanza Congo stopped receiving medium-sized commercial aircraft because of safety issues and the fact that it is smaller than civil aviation rules require. (macauhub/AO)