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1 Amilcar Cabral International Airport – Sal Island Cape Verde Africa Regional Air Cargo Transport Initiative Forum

2 Introduction Geography and Demography Political and Social Map Environment Economics Air Cargo Industry Main Airports Background Challenges Air Cargo Trade Sal Airport Tourism Summary Sal Airport Master Plan

3 Archipelago – 10 Islands, uninhabited when discovered by Portugal in 1460 a.d. Land Area – 1,557 sq.m Population: 435,000 Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 8% Christian Protestant, 2% others Language – Portuguese & Local Creole Growth 27% in 10 years Main Towns: Praia, Mindelo Time – GMT + 1hr. Overview:Location & Demography Cape Verde

4 Political and Social Map: Independent Republic since 5 July 1975 Universal suffrage based on Proportional Representation Consolidated Democracy Peaceful transfer of power in 1991 and 2001 Private sector orientated economic system High level of literacy and education Widely spread population USA (Boston), Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, South America, West Africa

5 Environment: Sahel Tropical dry climate All year constant Average Temperature 25 o C. Rare occurrence of low visibility aerodrome operating conditions Diverse landscapes Extensive beaches and mountains Distinctive cultural identity

6 Steady Economic Growth Domestic Economy (annual % change) 9394959697989900 Real GDP7.36.97.53.55.47.48.66.8 Real GDP per capita4.24.14.70.82.64.66.44.6

7 West Africa Economic Indicators Nation GDP in millions (US$) GDP per Capita (US$) Population Life Expectancy Literacy rate Mauritania$5.40$1,9662,747,312 51.147% Ghana$37.4$1,88019,894,014 57.265% Cape Verde$0.670$1,654405,163 69.272% Cote d'Ivoire$26.2$1,59816,393,221 44.949% Senegal$16.0$1,55610,284,929 62.533% Togo$7.30$1,4175,153,088 54.352% Guinea$10.0$1,3137,613,870 45.936% Gambia, The$1.50$1,0631,411,205 53.648% Liberia$3.35$1,0383,225,837 51.438% Benin$6.60$1,0016,590,782 49.938% Burkina Faso$12.0$97812,272,289 46.419% Guinea-Bissau$1.10$8361,315,822 49.454% Mali$9.10$82711,008,518 47.031% Sierra Leone$2.70$4985,426,618 45.631% Source: CIA World Fact book, July 1, 2002

8 Current Economic Environment Potential access to a substantial transatlantic consumer base Existing Trade Agreements: USA – AGOA, SGP, USAID West Africa – ECOWAS Europe – COTONOU Privileged relationship with Portuguese speaking countries, Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique Cape Verde has one of the highest GDP per capita in the region Currency exchange parity with Euro Portugal acting as guarantor

9 Air Transportation Domestic Flights Connecting every island Regional Flights Connecting 8 Capitals of West African Countries Intercontinental Flights Connecting 7 European Countries, USA (New York, Atlanta), Brazil (Fortaleza) Open Skies Agreement with the USA Yamoussoukro Decision CAT 1 imminent next year

10 Domestic Network

11 Main Airports Reference Year 2001

12 Airport of Sal Main International Point of Entry Major En-Route Centre Airport: 3306m runway Major Transit Point for South African Airways Nominated diversion for Space Shuttle

13 International Network Cape Verde

14 Air Cargo Background Global trade has been growing consistently Airports are re-evaluating the importance of air cargo In a difficult political and economic world climate, air freight is less vulnerable than passenger traffic

15 North America-Africa Air Trade Source: Boeing 6.4% a year is the average growth for the trade

16 Africa Cargo trade Estimate 2001 Source: Boeing

17 Cargo Statistics in West Africa AirportCargo (tonnes)%Change Accra, Ghana 44,721-5.0% Dakar, Senegal 25,105-13.6% Libreville, Gabon 18,05217.1% Lome, Togo 5,255-6.1% Bamako, Mali 4,534-15.3% Sal, Cape Verde 4,17913.3% Conakry, Guinea 3,885-18.5% Banjul, Gambia 2,89515.8% Niamey, Niger 1,270-9.9% Monrovia, Liberia 46119.7% Source: ACI – year 2001

18 Air Cargo Challenges Security Industry change: From production/operating culture to service culture Service quality Internet Track & trace

19 Potential Air Cargo Routes Hub and Spoke Concept at Sal Airport To and from: North America Africa Europe South America

20 African needs Rapid response to emergency situations to be organised Dedicated facilities Bulk Food storage Chilled storage Perishable products High value items (security conscious) Spare parts for machinery Reduced stock holdings Just in Time logistics

21 African exports: Basic trade (Labour intensive jobs) Computer equipment Car industry Apparel Dedicated facilities: Fish handling facilities Bulk Food storage Flowers storage

22 Integrator Requirements: Attracting UPS – FedEx or similar integrators 24 Hours of operation Airfield capacity Airport services Labour practices Customs facilities Safety Service network Market Location Airport Management Support Night flying restrictions Night weather record Security

23 Cargo Strengths at Sal Airport Unique opportunity for inward investors Political Stability – Consolidated Democracy Cultural Homogeneity – European and African links Safety and Security No disease – benign environment Good facilities and unconstrained expansion potential Potential for Intermodal hubbing Highly (ICAO) trained aviation personnel Strategic location for access to and from Africa

24 Growth of tourism market 40% increase of revenues in 2001 increase of external investments tourism represents 41% of the payment balance of Cape Verde increase of charters flights, incoming and outgoing pax Tourism Market and Perspectives

25 Tourism in Cape Verde Active sun and beach Fishing Windsurfing Naturalist Scuba diving Culture & events Adventure Combined tours

26 Summary Political and Economic stability Strategic location of Cape Verde in respect to world regions African Air Cargo has a sustainable growth in the past years Good facilities at Sal International Airport Unconstrained room for development at Sal International Airport Highly trained airport personnel Developing prime tourist destination Weakness of airlines operating in West Africa Sal Airport is the place!

27 Sal International Airport Master Plan Development

28 Sal Airport – Existing Site Plan Sal Airport Cape Verde Extg. Site Plan 17 - 09 - 2002

29 Sal Airport – Existing Aerial View Sal Airport Cape Verde Extg. Site Plan 17 - 09 - 2002

30 Sal Airport Cape Verde Prop. Scheme-B 11 - 11 - 2002 Sal Airport – Proposed Phasing Development Plan AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ZONE PASSENGER TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT ZONE REMOTE AIRCRAFT STANDS LAND SAFEGUARDED FOR FUTURE RUNWAY DEVELOPMENT AIRPORT RELATED COMMERCIAL ZONE

31 Sal Airport Cape Verde Prop. Scheme-B 12 - 11 - 2002 Sal Airport – Proposed Schematic Site Zoning Plan CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT ZONE REMOTE AIRCRAFT STANDS AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ZONE AIRPORT RELATED COMMERCIAL ZONE PASSENGER TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE LAND SAFEGUARDED FOR FUTURE RUNWAY DEVELOPMENT

32 Sal Airport Cape Verde Prop. Scheme-B 12 - 11 - 2002 Cargo Hub and Commercial Development – Proposed Site Plan CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT ZONE CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT PHASE 1A PASSENGER TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT PHASE 1 CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT PHASE 2 CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT PHASE 3

33 Sal Airport Cape Verde Cargo Hub Study 11 - 11 - 2002 Cargo Hub and Commercial Development – Proposed Site Plan PASSENGER TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE CARGO HUB DEVELOPMENT ZONE AIRPORT RELATED COMMERCIAL ZONE PRELIMINARY

34 Sal Airport Cape Verde Cargo Hub Study 11 - 11 - 2002 Cargo Hub and Commercial Development – Cargo Complex CARGO PHASE 3 DEVELOPMENT ZONE DEDICATED CARGO APRON – CODE (F) PRELIMINARY FUTURE APRON EXTENSION CARGO PHASE 1 and 2 DEVELOPMENT ZONE

35 Sal Airport Cape Verde Cargo Hub Study 11 - 11 - 2002 Cargo Hub and Commercial Development – Cargo Complex CARGO PHASE 3 DEVELOPMENT ZONE DEDICATED CARGO APRON – CODE (F) PRELIMINARY FUTURE APRON EXTENSION


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