The works of installation of the new international airport in Luanda, started in 2007, located in the commune of Bom Jesus, municipality of Icolo e Bengo, Luanda, were inspected, Monday, by the head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos. In a two-hour visit, the Head of State, after his arrival at the site was briefed on the generality of what has been done and what remains to complete, by the minister of Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomas and of Urbanisation and Housing, José da Silva and also by the representative of China International Fund Limited, responsible for the works.
Located at about 40 kilometers southeast of the city center (Luanda) in an area of 1,324 hectares, the new airport will have 31 sleeves and modern aeronautic equipment. It will have two double runways capable of landing the largest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380, among other supporting infrastructure that will be the support for handling 15 million passengers a year.
Angola as being a major international air corridor, well located from a strategic point of view, with related investments in aviation, port and rail shipping, with this airport there will be somehow created the conditions of basic infrastructure to revive the industry, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and other services.