Green light for new Benin airport

Benin is set to begin construction of its flagship Glo-Djigbé International Airport project.

New Benin airport
Picture: ADP

According to Romuald Wagani, the country’s minister of economy and finance, the airport at Abomey-Calavi, being built by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), will comprise a passenger terminal for 1.6 million passengers annually, while the cargo terminal will handle 12,000 tonnes of freight each year.

A road expressway will link the airport to the Route des Pêches – a regional development project along the Atlantic coast in southern Benin – connecting Cotonou to Ouidah, with a corridor linking Togo to the Nigerian border.

Vincent Chappard

Vincent Chappard

Vincent is an aerospace editor and consultant based in Paris.