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Angola signs airport partnership agreement with Singapore’s Changi 

The deal looks set to be a game-changer in the effort to enhance air connectivity and lift air travel standards in the Southern African nation.

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Angola’s Airport Management Company (known by its Portuguese initials SGA) signed a two-year technical partnership agreement last week with Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) to maximise and monetise the 16 airports managed by SGA, reports Lusa.

Under the deal, Changi Airports International says it “will lend its experience in air traffic development with a view to enhancing air traffic at [Angola’s] airports.” The agreement outlines plans for increasing domestic and regional air connectivity, as well as the enhancement of marketing, non-aeronautical offerings and operational performance.

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Changi Aviation Summit and the Singapore Airshow 2024.

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As part of the deal, a review of existing airport facilities and their maintenance regimes will take place, and a detailed new business strategy drawn up, including the development of long-term human resources and training.

Manuel Gomes, president of the SGA executive committee, called the agreement the beginning of an “exciting and collaborative journey.” His counterpart at CAI, Eugene Gan, said he looked forward to raising standards at the Angolan airports, fuelling greater and better circulation of goods and people internally and regionally.

As one of the world’s leading airport investors and consulting firms, CAI has partnerships across six continents and more than 60 airports.

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