Maputo, 24 Aug (AIM) – The publicly-owned company Airports of Mozambique made a net loss of 820.4 million meticais (12.8 million dollars, at the current exchange rate) over the last year, despite recovering 30 per cent of the turnover lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In a difficult period, marked by price volatility in the international and domestic markets resulting in inflation and enormous challenges, we maintained strict discipline and brought down third party supplies and services, as well as operating expenses, leading the company to a negative operating result of 808.8 million meticais”, reads the report.
According to the report, the company, in 2022, recorded traffic of 1,658,962 passengers, representing 117.2 per cent compliance with its target. Nonetheless, 2022 traffic is still 20.2 percent below the figures recorded in the pre-pandemic period.
“Traffic stood at 56,320 flights, corresponding to 115.7 per cent compliance with the target”, the report said. “The company also handled 11,416 tonnes of cargo, corresponding to 133.3 percent compliance with the plan.”
In the same period, 557 tonnes of mail were also handled, which was a 69.4 per cent compliance with the target.
Also during last year, 22,443 aircraft flew over Mozambican airspace, representing 133.1 per cent compliance with the plan. The 2022 performance represents an increase of 5,816 (35 per cent) overflights compared to 2021.