26 November 2015

Mozambique: Nacala Airport to receive international flights from March/April 2016!

According to the chairman of Mozambique's state airport management company (Aeroportos de Moçambique/ AdM), Emanuel Chaves, Nacala (International) Airport (MNC) in the country's north is expected to receive its certification to operate as an international airport in December 2015. International airlines operating to Mozambique are expected to start using the airport between March and April 2016. As of now, Mozambican airline LAM is the only airline operating flights to and from Nacala Airport.

Nacala International Airport (MNC), which is located near Nacala in the Nampula Province in Northern Mozambique, has capacity to serve 500,000 passengers and receive 5,000 tons of cargo per year, opened in December 2014. The facilities at the Airport cover an area of 30,000m², including a passenger terminal area of 15,000m² and a control tower. The 3,100-metre runway allows large aircraft, such as the Boeing 747, to use the facility.

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