Liberia airport facelift planned

30 September 2014

Roberts International Airport (RIA): renovations and expansion will help handle more passengers and airlines

Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) has invited eligible international firms to express their interest in the expansion and renovation of the current Roberts International Airport (RIA), into a state-of-the-art airport facility. This will help handle the number of passengers at the airport, expected to grow to at least 450,000 in coming years, as projected by LAA.

This will enable Liberia to become a key hub for air transport in West Africa region.

No date for completion has been set since the qualifying firm is expected to submit proposals for timeline, as well as source funds for the project.

Roberts International Airport (RIA) is the country’s principal international airport and hosts international carriers on a 3,353-m runway and other facilities. The airport is also used by United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), both for maintenance operations, landing and take-off. LAA has also expressed possibility of increased passenger numbers and carriers as investments in the country soar, especially with discovery of oil in the country.

More details on the tender can be found at

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