17 de Setembro Airport in Benguela

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On March 15th, 2005, Dokota’s or 17 de Setembro Airport’s landing runway was reopened to air traffic by the landing of a Focker 50, three months after being closed for works, which changed all arrivals and departures to the Catumbela's airport, during this period. This 60 thousand dollars worth work was at the expense of the Lugomaco Company. The new 1620 meters long and 30 meters wide pavement should, according to the technical team, only take small and middle size aircrafts, with 21 tones or less. Over 20 years ago, the airport ceased to receive great capacity aircrafts, due to restrictions imposed by its landing runway extension. Enana has a project to expand the landing runway by 600meters, in order to enable the landing of large capacity aircrafts.

Updated September 16th, 2005, pictures by José Cardoso taken in August 2005, and by Pedro Cardoso taken in June 2004.
Greetings for all.

Translated by Ana Catarina Pires