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Maputo International Airport yesterday received a new certificate that increases its ability to accept commercial flights, with its runway now certified for larger airplanes such as the Airbus 380 and Boeing 747, Mozambique’s Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Mesquita has announced.
The certification will help Mozambique attract more international traffic, the minister added. Airlines will benefit from reduced insurance costs, as the airport is now classified as a low-risk, having met advanced safety requirements.
Minister Mesquita was speaking at a hand-over ceremony in Maputo yesterday, where he received the “Category 4” certificate from Mozambican Civil Aviation Institute chief João de Abreu.
Maputo International Airport has benefited from a number of improvements, notably in the area of navigation aid systems, with EUR 55 million invested in the control tower alone. A new fuel supply system, runway rehabilitation and the construction of a ramp for freighters and other special aircraft complete the picture.Source: Lusa
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