Wednesday, March 27, 2013

■ MOZAMBIQUE: AdM to increase airport taxes to offset $350mln airport renovation debts.

Aeroportos de Moçambique LOGOAeroportos de Moçambique (AdM), the Mozambican parastatal tasked with running the country's major airports and airspace, is set to increase passenger fees to help pay for the ongoing modernization and upgrading of Mozambique's airports.

Nacala Airport Rendering
Nacala Airport Rendering (AdM)
According to AdM boss, Manuel Veterano, the company plans to increase departure taxes from USD10 to USD13 on domestic flights and from USD30 to USD35 on international flights to help offset the USD350million bill accumulated by AdM during works.

In 2012, Mr Veterano said overall, AdM would spend USD500million over three years in upgrading and modernizing keys facilities (Maputo, Pemba, Nacala and Tete) to encourage more foreign carriers to open routes to the country.
"Our aim is to attract more regional and international companies to fly to Mozambique as well as to attract more tourists into the country," he said.
Source [News24]

The expectation being that added investments will result in increased utilisation of national airport infrastructures, by increasing traffic and also passengers.