The new Luanda International Airport will start operating in March 2017 and, as well as a new access road, will have a direct rail link – provided by the Luanda Railroad – and six stations, the last of which will be at the airport terminal, according to information released this Wednesday by the Ministry of Transport during the visit of President José Eduardo dos Santos, to the site.
Construction of the new airport in Luanda started in 2004 and its completion is scheduled for March 2017. Two of the runways are practically complete, as is the airport control tower, with ongoing construction of the terminal, which according to the Angolan government will receive 15 million passengers per year.
The new international airport is located in an area of 1,324 hectares and will have two double runways, with capacity for the largest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380.
The northern airport runway will be 4,200 metres long, while the southern runway will be 3,800 meters long, and both will be 60 metres wide. (Source: MacauHub)