The Catumbela Airport is an airport serving Catumbela, a city in the province of Benguela in Angola. It is situated between Lobito and Benguela, and is located on the South Atlantic. The airport was inaugurated in 2012 as an alternative airport to Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, the current international airport serving Luanda and the country. The airport is built to receive various aircraft – from the smallest to the biggest, and is prepared to receive an equal amount of passengers of the main international airport. The airport has a new passenger terminal, two boarding bridges that can simultaneously handle four aircraft, a 3,500 metre runway, and an apron that can hold four Boeing 777-300 or Boeing 767 aircraft or even 22 small/medium sized aircraft at the same time. It was built by Brazil's Odebrecht group, and was supported by Portugal's Sonae. The relatively new airport is awaiting the certificate from Angola's National Civil Aviation Institute (INAVIC).
The airport is served by two flight providers namely SonAir and TAAG Angola Airlines, linking the city of Catumbela to key cities in Angola such as Luanda, Lubango, Ondjiva, and Windhoek. The airport has a single international flight to Windhoek in Namibia.
As said, the airport has a new passenger terminal holding both the arrival and departure halls. It has a modern and sleek design that is capable of receiving numerous passengers at a time. Currently though, the airport only receives international passengers from Namibia.
Services and Facilities
Services and facilities for the airport are limited to the departure and arrival halls, check-in counters, bag carousels, security checks for baggage and passengers, lounges and waiting areas, restaurants, and restrooms. A duty free shop is also open for passengers.