Maputo airport, Mozambique, will be able to receive A380 aircraft

21 September 2015

Modernisation work on the runways of Maputo International Airport, which is in progress, will allow the landing of the Airbus A380, currently the world’s largest passenger airliner, said Friday the Minister of Transport and Communications.

Minister Carlos Mesquita visited the airport in order to get acquainted with the progress of works awarded last February to French company Razel-Bec and involving the upgrading of runways, taxiways, parking deck and lighting.

Supervision of the contract was delivered to Royal Haskoning DHV, a company based in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

The work, whose cost is estimated at US$65 million, “will provide the airport in the capital of Mozambique with capacity to receive large aircraft such as the A380,” said the minister.

The Transport and Communications Minister made the trip to Maputo International Airport to baptise a new aircraft of Mozambique Express (Mex), an Embraer 145. (macauhub/MZ)