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Transport in Angola

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Transport in Angola

Transport in Angola comprises:


  • Railways 1
  • Waterways 2
  • Pipelines 3
  • Ports and harbors 4
  • Merchant marine 5
  • Airports 6
    • Airports - with paved runways 6.1
    • Airports - with unpaved runways 6.2
    • National Airlines 6.3
    • History 6.4
  • References 7


There are three separate railway lines in Angola:

Reconstruction of these three lines began in 2005 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2012. The Benguela Railway already connects to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


  • 1,300 km navigable (2008)
country comparison to the world: 36


  • gas, 2 km; crude oil 87 km (2008)

In April 2012, the Zambian Development Agency (ZDA) and an Angolan company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a multi-product pipeline from Lobito to Lusaka, Zambia, to deliver various refined products to Zambia.[1][2]

Angola plans to build an oil refinery in Lobito in the coming years.

Ports and harbors

Ship loading minerals at Namibe harbour, Angola

The government plans to build a deep-water port at Barra do Dande, north of Luanda, in Bengo province near Caxito.[3]

Merchant marine

  • total: 6
country comparison to the world: 128
  • by type: cargo 1, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 1
  • foreign owned: 1 (Spain)
  • registered in other countries: 6 (Bahamas) (2008)
Statistics for the shipping industry of Angola
Total: 4 ships (1,000 gross register tons (GRT) or over)
Totalling: 4,343 GRT/4,643 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Cargo ships
Bulk ships 67
Barge carrier 10
Cargo ship 1
Petroleum tanker ships 1
Passenger ships
Combined passenger/cargo 2
Source: This article contains material from the CIA World Factbook which, as a US government publication, is in the public domain.


  • 211 (2008)

Airports - with paved runways

  • total: 30
  • over 3,047 m: 5
  • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 4
  • under 914 m: 1 (2008)

Airports - with unpaved runways

  • total: 181 (2008)
  • over 3,047 m: 2
  • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 32
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 100
  • under 914 m: 42 (2008)

National Airlines


Angola had an estimated total of 43 airports as of 2004, of which 31 had paved runways as of 2005. There is an international airport at Luanda. International and domestic services are maintained by TAAG Angola Airlines, Aeroflot, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, Air Namibia, Cubana, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Delta Air Lines, Royal Air Maroc, Iberia, Hainan Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, TAP Air Portugal and several regional carriers. In 2003, domestic and international carriers carried 198,000 passengers. There are airstrips for domestic transport at Benguela, Cabinda, Huambo, Namibe, and Catumbela.


This article comes from the CIA World Factbook 2003.

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