Transportation System


Railways

The country has a 2,750 km railway network, divided in three main axis, that are inter communicated: two inter-provincial and one intercontinental

Track Destination

Company

Distance

Lobito-Zambia, R.D. do Congo

Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB)

1.305Km

Namibe-Meningue

Caminho de Ferro do Namibe

907Km

Luanda – Malange

Caminho de Ferro de Luanda

538Km

Motorway System

The roadway network covers about 75,000 km., 7,955 of which are paved. The main axis links the capital with the interior (East to West). At the same time there are a series of branches that connect the main roadways and allow communication with neighboring countries, specifically with Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo.

Small and medium sized enterprises could be established to build and run hotels, inns, motels, car rental agencies, foreign exchange agencies, restaurants, tour vehicles, as well as in other sectors of the Economy such as distribution of gas and linked services, health care units, commercial activity in general, etc.

Main Motorways

Distance in Kms

Luanda-Malange-Saurimo

900

Luanda-Lobito-Benguela

600

Lobito-Benguela-Kuito

500

Cabinda-Lema

60

Maritime Transports

This is Angola’s most important foreign trade route. The maritime infrastructure in general is in acceptable condition, and this has allowed Angola to meet the very heavy traffic needs.

MAIN COMMERCIAL PORTS

VOLUME OF LOAD

VOLUME OF TRAFFIC

Luanda

10.000 m²

+710.000TM

Lobito

N/A

600.000TM

Other ports and harbours

Namibe, Ambriz, Cabinda, Malongo, Porto Amboim, Soyo

Air transports

Mostly aimed at passenger traffic, both international and national. There is a network of airports and airfields distributed over the whole country that allows immediate access to every point in the national territory as well as to other countries from the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport in the capital Luanda which has some of the heaviest air traffic in the whole of Africa. The national airline is TAAG and has routes to Africa, Europe and South America. Another major international operator is TAP (Air Portugal) with several flights a week and British Airways from the UK. There are many inter-provincial operators such as Sonair and SAL, offering charter flights either in heavy or light comfortable aircrafts. Helicopter hiring such as Sonangol are also in offer as well.

City served Province Airport name RWY (m)
Ambriz
1790
Andulo
Benguela
1620 × 30.5
Cabinda
2500 × 30
Cafunfo
2500
Camaxilo
1800
Cangamba
1960
Catoca
Catumbela
3700 × 30
Cazombo
1900
Chitato
1800
Cuito Cuanavale
Dirico
Dundo
1971 × 24.5
Huambo
2660 × 45
Kapanda Dam
2000 × 42.5
Kuito
2500 × 30
Lobito
1500 × 30
Luanda
3716 × 45
Luau
1400
Lubango
2917 × 45
Lucapa (Lukapa)
2,200 aprox
Luena
2400 × 39.5
Lumbala N’guimbo
Luzamba (Cuango-Luzamba)
1498 × 20
Malanje (Malange)
2220 × 30
Maquela do Zombo
1450
Mbanza-Congo
1800 × 30
Menongue
3500 × 45
Nzagi
1800 × 20.5
N’zeto
670
Namibe
2500 × 45
Negage
2400 × 30
Ondjiva
3243 × 29
Porto Amboim
1030 × 30
Saurimo
3400 × 45
Soyo
2090 × 53
Sumbe
950 × 18.5
Uíge
2000 × 17
Waco Kungo
2000 × 42.5
Xangongo
2256 × 29.5

 

AirLines that fly to Angola From
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Emirates Airlines .. Dubai, U.A.E.
Lufthansa .. Frankfurt, Germany
South-African .. Harare, Zimbabwe
Hainan Airlines Beijing – China
South-African Airlines Johannesburg, South Africa
Brussels Airlines Kinshasa, DR Congo
TAP-Portugal Airlines Lisbon, Portugal
BritishAirways Airlines London, U.K.
LAM – Mozambique Airlines Maputo, Mozambique
TAAG-AngolaAirlines .. Luanda – Menongue, Angola
KenyaAirways .. Luanda – Nairobi, Kenya
AirFrance Airlines Paris, France
TAAG – Angola Airlines Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
TAAG – Angola Airlines Sal, Cape Verde
TAAG – Angola Airlines Sao Paulo, Brazil
TAAG – Angola Airlines Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
Namibia Airlines Windhoek, Namibia

Other transport systems – Fluvial

There is a fluvial network made up of large rivers with several falls, rapids, and lakes, some of which are navigable over dozens of kilometers and also appropriate for bathing and water sports. Some of those rivers are the Kwanza, Zaire, Kuando and Cunene.

Angolan rivers offer excellent opportunities for transportation both for Tourism or a mix of Trade and Tourism.

NAME

LENGHT

FLUVIAL NETWORK

NAVIGABILITY

Zaire

150 km

30,050 km 2

150 km

Kwanza

1,000 km

147,690 km 2

240 km

Cunene

800 km

940,400 km 2

n/a

Kubango

975 km

153,400 km 2

n/a