Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport

City: Praia
Country/Territory: Cape Verde


Nelson Mandela International Airport serves the capital city of Praia, Cape Verde. The airport was inaugurated on 23-Oct-2005, and replaced the old Francisco Mendes International Airport. Cape Verde's Government renamed Praia International Airport after South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela in Jan-2012.

On 18-Jul-2022, Cabo Verde's Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva and VINCI Airports president Nicolas Notebaert signed a 40 year concession contract for Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport. The concession company will commence operating the airport in mid 2023, when financial arrangements are expected to be finalised. VINCI Airports will own 70% of the concession company and VINCI subsidiary ANA Aeroportos de Portugal will own 30%. 


  • 2,096m × 45m

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