Maio airport to re-open on May 16, 2008

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Maio airport to re-open on May 16, 2008

The airport on the island of Maio will re-open on the 16th of this month, according to an announcement made yesterday by the Airport and Air Security company (ASA). After nine months of improvement work, the airport is ready to begin operating again, which will help reduce Maio's isolation from the rest of the country.

According to a press release from ASA, the Maio airport is a class 2B structure, appropriate for ATR 42 and 72-type aircrafts, has a 1,200-meter long and 30-meter wide runway, and features a fire-fighting system.

During the nine months of work on the airport, ASA carried compacted and regularized the runway's foundation using touvenant material, and reinforced the pavement with bituminous concrete. The runway's rainwater drainage system was also corrected, and the airport's flight formation service was remodeled. An automatic meteorological station identical to those in the country's six other operating airports was also installed.

The ASA communiqué also reveals that following the airport's re-opening on May 16, work will begin on the passenger terminal.

The company responsible for the requalification work is Monte Adriano. The project cost a total of 220 million escudos, financed by ASA.

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