Mozambique to Open New Airport Terminal in November

11 October 2010 (Last Updated October 11th, 2010 18:30)

The new international terminal at Maputo International Airport in Mozambique will open in November following a delay of five months. The terminal will increase the airport's capacity by 50%, handling 900,000 passengers a year and three million after future expansion. The ter

The new international terminal at Maputo International Airport in Mozambique will open in November following a delay of five months.

The terminal will increase the airport's capacity by 50%, handling 900,000 passengers a year and three million after future expansion.

The terminal is part of a $75m upgrade programme, which also includes expanding the current passenger terminal, building a new control tower, a car park and a VIP presidential pavilion.

China-based Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Corporation built a new cargo terminal in 2009, as part of the first phase of the programme.

After the expansion, the airport is expecting to see rise in passengers to neighbouring countries including South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania, according to dfnionline.com.