Mozambique Transportation - 2023


National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 2 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 11

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 540,124 (2018)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 4.78 million (2018) mt-km

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



98 (2021)

Airports - with paved runways


note: paved runways have a concrete or asphalt surface but not all have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control; the length of a runway required for aircraft to safely operate depends on a number of factors including the type of aircraft, the takeoff weight (including passengers, cargo, and fuel), engine types, flap settings, landing speed, elevation of the airport, and average maximum daily air temperature; paved runways can reach a length of 5,000 m (16,000 ft.), but the “typical” length of a commercial airline runway is between 2,500-4,000 m (8,000-13,000 ft.)

Airports - with unpaved runways


note: unpaved runways have a surface composition such as grass or packed earth and are most suited to the operation of light aircraft; unpaved runways are usually short, often less than 1,000 m (3,280 ft.) in length; airports with unpaved runways often lack facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control


972 km gas, 278 km refined products (2013)


total: 4,787 km (2014)

narrow gauge: 4,787 km (2014) 1.067-m gauge


total: 31,083 km (2015)

paved: 7,365 km (2015)

unpaved: 23,718 km (2015)


460 km (2010) (Zambezi River navigable to Tete and along Cahora Bassa Lake)

Merchant marine

total: 30

by type: general cargo 9, other 21 (2022)

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Beira, Maputo, Nacala

LNG terminal(s) (export): Coral Sul (FLNG)

NOTE: The information regarding Mozambique on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mozambique 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mozambique 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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