Maputo Airport Reviews


Maputo Airport Reviews

Maputo International Airport (IATA: MPM, ICAO: FQMA), also known as Lourenço Marques Airport or Mavalane International Airport, is an airport located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwest of the center of Maputo, the largest city and capital of Mozambique. It is the largest airport in Mozambique, and hub for LAM Mozambique Airlines and Kaya Airlines. Most destinations served from the airport are in Africa but TAP Portugal operates a service to Lisbon, Portugal and Qatar Airways operates flights to Doha.

China’s Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company has built a new cargo terminal, in what was the starting point of the first phase of a Chinese financed expansion project, with an initial estimated cost of US$75 million. The first phase concluded with the opening of the new international terminal on 15 November 2010. The new terminal has a capacity of 900,000 passengers a year, far from the 60,000 it could hold before. Originally, this modernization project had in mind to benefit from the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in neighbouring South Africa, but it could not be finished in time. It was, however, ready for the All Africa Games which were held in Maputo in 2011. The project experienced a serious cost overrun, with the builder requesting an additional US$40 to 50 million to complete the work.

Maputo International Airport currently as of 2011 handles 495,000 passengers annually and, to put it into perspective, the entire country’s annual amount of passengers is 1.3 million. Maputo International Airport is of only one of two airports in the country that currently runs at a profit, the other being Vilankulo Airport, and effectively subsidises the others, as stated by (ADM) Mozambique Airports Company


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Car Rentals – Avis and Hertz
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Food / Restaurants – Yes
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