About Luanda International Airport
Luanda International Airport, (IATA Airport Code: LAD) is the current international airport serving Angola's capital city Luanda and the rest of Angola, via a network of provincial airports, and is soon to be replaced by the new Angola International Airport, which lies approximately 30 km to the east of Luanda. The Republic of Angola is served from Luanda International Airport via 12 provincial Airports. Luanda International Airport is also known as Quatro de Fevereiro Airport or in Portuguese, Aeroporto Internacional Quatro de Fevereiro, with reference to the date of the start of the movement for independence from Portugal in 1975.
Rapid expansion of the international airport facility is urgently required to meet the growing opportunities for business and tourism to Luanda, the gateway to the rest of the Republic of Angola, in South West Africa. Luanda Airport is officially known by its Portuguese name 'Aeroporto Internacional 4 de Fevereiro' after the date the Republic of Angola gained independence from Portugal.
Scheduled International services include flights to Lisbon (7 days a week), Rio de Janeiro (3 days a week), Sao Paulo (4 days a week), Beijing (3 days a week), Dubai (3 days a week), Porto (3 days a week) and London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Madrid are all scheduled to fly twice weekly.
SonAir operate a chartered service to Houston Intercontinental Airport from Luanda Airport Angola. The 'Houston Express' was introduced to satisfy the needs of Angolas' growing oil industry, but some seats are available for anyone to use this service.