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Cape Verde’s airport to be expanded and modernised

Cape Verde’s airport management company Empresa Nacional de Aeroportos e Segurança Aérea (ASA) plans to spend 1.8 billion Cape Verdean escudos (17 million euros) to expand and modernise the archipelago’s airports, the company’s airport infrastructure director has confirmed.

Whilst presenting projects for 2013-2014, Teófilo Figueiredo said that they were all intended to provide passengers with a “pleasant and appropriate,” airport experience.

Amílcar Cabral International Airport, on Sal Island, will undergo work to reorganise the passenger terminal, by expanding international departure and arrivals areas, increasing the retail area and building new areas for border and customs services.

Aristides Pereira International Airport, on Boa Vista Island, which was opened in 2008, and “exceeded all” expectations in terms of traffic, will have the capacity of its passenger terminal doubled and the overall indoor area of the airport is set to increase.

Expansion of this airport’s passenger terminal, which has capacity to receive five aircraft at the same time, will include installation of four baggage carrousels, in the national and international arrivals areas.