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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:48 - Updated Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:48

Catumbela international airport inaugurated


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Benguela –  The President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, Monday unveiled the International Airport of Catumbela, in Benguela.

The new Catumbela airport has a capacity for 2.2 million passengers per year and to attended over 900 people per hour.

The building have central of the provision of water, energy and air conditioning, elevators, conveyors, baggage mats in the landing area to assist two major aircraft simultaneously.

The infrastructure also has 16 check-in counters and 18 immigration services, as well as ceremonial halls and clients in executive and first classes and spaces for restaurant and bars.

It is equipped with control systems and metal access, offices for airlines, airline check-in computer and electronic information.

The infrastructure is part of a strategy of the Angolan state for airport development in the country, particularly the southern region.