Angolan government hands over airport management to private companies

27 May 2019

The Angolan government has launched an international public tender to hand over the management of some airports in the country to private entities by the end of the year, the transport minister said on Friday in Luanda.

Ricardo de Abreu, speaking at the World Tourism Forum, did not say which airports were covered but that the government intended to attract international investors in the sector to ensure “more efficient” management of Angolan airports.

The minister, who noted there were, “some interested parties” said that the idea underlying the tender also aims to attract more traffic to the country’s airports, which together receive around 3.6 million passengers per year.

He also announced that airline TAAG – Linhas Aéreas de Angola in the near future intends to increase the number of routes that the airline covers from 15 to 33, such as to North and South America and Asia.

Ricardo de Abreu, speaking on “Tourism in Angola – Realities and Perspectives,” said that investments in airport infrastructure in the country, such as the new Luanda International Airport, will allow the Angolan capital to become an international hub in the air transport sector. (Macauhub)