Quatro de Fevereiro Airport

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Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional 4 de Fevereiro
Aeroport-4-de-Fevereiro-Chegadas LWS1962.JPG
IATA: LADICAO: FNLU
LAD is located in Angola
LAD
LAD
Location of Airport in Angola
Summary
Airport type Military / Public
Operator ENANA EP
Location Luanda, Angola
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 243 ft / 74 m
Coordinates 8°51′29.1″S 13°13′52.3″E / 8.858083°S 13.231194°E / -8.858083; 13.231194 (Aeroporto 4 de Fevereiro (Belas) (Luanda))Coordinates: 8°51′29.1″S 13°13′52.3″E / 8.858083°S 13.231194°E / -8.858083; 13.231194 (Aeroporto 4 de Fevereiro (Belas) (Luanda))
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,716 12,190 Asphalt
07/25 2,600 8,530 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 2,430,794
Passenger change 09–10 Increase9.4%
Aircraft movements 65,843
Movements change 09–10 Decrease3.2%
Source: DAFIF,[1][2] Landings.com,[3] 2010 World Airport Traffic Report.[4]

Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto Internacional 4 de Fevereiro), (IATA: LADICAO: FNLU) is the main international airport of Angola. It is located in the southern part of the capital Luanda, situated in the Luanda Province. Quatro de Fevereiro means 4 February, which is an important national holiday in Angola, marking the start of the armed struggle against the Portuguese colonial regime on 4 February 1961.

In 2009, about 1.8 million passengers were counted.[5]

Starting March 2015, the airport will be replaced by the new Angola International Airport. Construction work has already started, but its opening was postponed due to financial difficulties on the part of the Angolan government.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 243 feet (74 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 05/23 is 3,716 by 45 metres (12,192 ft × 148 ft) and 07/25 is 2,600 by 60 metres (8,530 ft × 197 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Namibia Windhoek
Arik Air Lagos
British Airways London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels via Kinshasa-N'Djili[6]
Emirates Dubai-International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Equaflight Pointe-Noire
Fly 540 Angola Benguela, Cabinda, Mbanza Congo, Soyo[7]
Iberia Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
LAM Mozambique Airlines Maputo
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Libreville
SonAir Cabinda, Catumbela, Lubango, Soyo
SonAir
operated by Atlas Air
Charter: Houston–Intercontinental
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
TAAG Angola Airlines Bangui, Beijing-Capital, Brazzaville, Cape Town, Douala, Dubai, Gaborone, Harare, Havana, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Lisbon, Lusaka, Porto, Praia, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos, São Tomé, Windhoek
TAAG Angola Airlines Cabinda, Catumbela, Huambo, Kuito, Lubango, Luena, Menongue, Namibe, Ondjiva, Saurimo, Soyo
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk (begins 4 January 2015)

Statistics[edit]

Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 882,749 Increase18.15% 28,382 Increase17.31% 19,975 Increase23.35%
2006 1,128,442 Increase27.83% 22,213 Decrease21.74% 33,876 Increase69.59%
2007 N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2008 2,222,638 N.A. 68,000 N.A. 42,614 N.A.
2009 2,430,794 Increase 9.37% 65,843 Decrease 3.17% 53,339 Increase25.17%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2009)

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 12 February 2000, a Transafrik International cargo Boeing 727 crashed upon landing on runway 23. Due to high winds gusting to between 50 and 80 knots, the aircraft had executed a missed approach, and upon the landing flare of the second attempt, witnesses saw the right wing touch the ground.

On 25 May 2003, a Boeing 727–223 with the registration number N844AA, which had been parked at the airport for over a year, was stolen in mysterious circumstances.

On 27 June 2009, a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER G-RAES was damaged, while it was parked, by a collision with a Hainan Airlines Airbus A340-600 B-6510.[8][9]

On 31 January 2010, Guicango Yakovlev Yak-40 D2-FES suffered the collapse of all landing gears on landing after a flight from Cabinda.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for FNLU from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for LAD at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "FNLU @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Airport Council International's 2010 World Airport Traffic Report
  5. ^ Macauhub: Over 2 million passengers processed at Luanda Airport Angola in first half of 2010 30 November 2009
  6. ^ http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BEL359
  7. ^ April 2014 Timetable, http://www.fly540africa.com/faq_read.aspx?faq_id=5
  8. ^ "Parked BA 777 damaged in ground collision at Luanda". FlightGlobal.com. 29 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Accident: British Airways B772 and Hainan A346 at Luanda on Jun 27th 2009, wings collided". avherald.com. 29 June 2009. 
  10. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Guicango YK40 at Luanda on Jan 31st 2010, gear collapse on landing". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 

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