Improvements at Maputo airport in Mozambique allow larger aircraft to land

27 October 2017

The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi on Thursday inaugurated the new manoeuvring area of Maputo International Airport that will allow it to receive larger aircraft and around 5million passengers per year.


Maputo Airport now fully satisfy the requirements for operation of the largest commercial aircraft, including the Airbus A380.


The work consisted of construction of an aircraft parking area and equipment to serve the cargo terminal, the rehabilitation of the main runway and repaving all 3,660 metres of the runway and the 1,700-metre secondary runway.


President Nyusi said Maputo Airport will now be included in the list of the most modern airport facilities in Africa, offering the highest standards of safety and efficacy in air traffic operations.


Completion of the Maputo Airport work opens opportunities for more national and foreign airlines to operate domestic routes in Mozambican airspace.


Work at the airport was jointly funded by the French Government, through the Agency for Development (AFD), to the value of US$44 million, and the European Investment Bank (EIB), with US$20 million. (macauhub)