Simple Flying - Tatenda Karuwa

The government of Angola has officially inaugurated the new Dr. António Agostinho Neto International Airport (AIAAN), which will serve as the country's main hub for passenger and cargo services, gradually replacing Luanda's Quatro de Fevereiro Airport (LAD).

AIAAN has the capacity to handle 15 million passengers annually, along with significant cargo capacity. It is strategically located to support the development of Angola's transport and tourism sectors.

The airport construction is estimated to have cost over $3 billion, including the supporting infrastructure. Angola's Minister of Transport, Ricardo Viegas D'Abreu, told Simple Flying that it is a public investment fully funded by the government. This will be recovered through the concession of the airport's management, development of the airport city, and engagement of the private sector to unlock the full potential of the new facilities.

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