Investor Briefing Held For Luanda Airport Management

The concession will be tendered later this year.

By Liz Bains on
26th September 2023

Angola’s Ministry of Transport held an investor presentation on 19 September regarding the management concession for the new António Agostinho Neto International Airport in Luanda.

More than 130 professionals from the civil aviation and investment banking sectors participated in the event, representing between them over two dozen countries including European nations, the US, China, and Latin America.

The government plans to tender a 25-year management concession, extendable by 15 years, for the airport following its official inauguration, which is scheduled for 10 November.

Developed across a total area of 75km2 and located 42km from the capital, António Agostinho Neto International Airport has the capacity to handle 15 million passengers a year. It is also projected to handle a cargo volume of 130,000 tonnes a year (t/y) in the first phase and 440,000 t/y thereafter. The certification of the new airport is due to be completed by the end of October.

The new airport

"The interest shown by the companies present, both in the joint meeting and in the one-to-one clarification sessions, allows us to anticipate a highly competitive tender, with the participation of the biggest international players in the sector," Minister of Transport, Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu commented.

Companies interested in operating the airport should have experience of managing an airport with a capacity of 10 million passengers a year for a minimum of three years and a financial capacity exceeding US$150 million.

The general contractor for the airport project, which has been more than a decade in the making, was China’s AVIC-KDN Airport Engineering, while the UK’s MACE was responsible for project management and site supervision.

Top photo: The investor briefing

Bottom photo: The new Luanda airport (Source: Ministry of Transport)

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