Air transport in Angola sees downturn in all segments in 2016

10 January 2017

Air transport in Angola in 2016 recorded 28% decreases in aircraft movements, 11% in passenger numbers, 19% in cargo carried and 13% in postal services, said the chairman of airport management company ENANA.

Cited by the Angolan press, Ceita said that the economic and financial crisis in Angola had a direct impact on air transport and restricted ENANA’s business, leading to a significant drop in turnover in 2016.

The chairman of ENANA, who did not disclose specific figures, said that 35% of expected revenue had yet to be collected “due to defaults by some customers.”

Despite the contraction, Ceita said the company could meet its most basic responsibilities, particularly in safeguarding the interests of the employees who ensure the company’s sustainability.

Ceita highlighted the payment of salaries, training, medical and medication assistance, tax, investments and other costs with the maintenance and operation of airports and air navigation.

Despite a drop in the number of aircraft flying to Luanda, as well as passengers and cargo, Ceita said ENANA had contributed to the economic diversification process, creating and improving mechanisms that facilitate the movement of people and goods in Angolan airports. (macauhub)