Quatro de Fevereiro Airport
|Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional 4 de Fevereiro
|IATA: LAD – ICAO: FNLU
|Airport type||Military / Public|
|Elevation AMSL||243 ft / 74 m|
|Source: DAFIF Landings.comList of the busiest airports in Africa|
Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto Internacional 4 de Fevereiro), (IATA: LAD, ICAO: 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 4th 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.
In the near future, 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.
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).
Airlines and destinations
Incidents and accidents
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.
- Airport information for FNLU from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for LAD at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "FNLU @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
- List of the busiest airports in Africa
- Macauhub: Over 2 million passengers processed at Luanda Airport Angola in first half of 2010 30 November 2009
- "Parked BA 777 damaged in ground collision at Luanda". FlightGlobal.com. 29 June 2009.
- "Accident: British Airways B772 and Hainan A346 at Luanda on Jun 27th 2009, wings collided". avherald.com. 29 June 2009.
- Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Guicango YK40 at Luanda on Jan 31st 2010, gear collapse on landing". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2010.