Sleeping in Airports

Luanda Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Luanda Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Staff from police to immigration officials are rude, you are made to feel like a criminal
– SiboK

LAD Airport Overview

luanda airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport.

What to Expect

Luanda Airport (code: LAD) offers flights across Africa, Europe, and South America, but its terminal is outdated and mismanaged. Travellers complain of unclear security procedures, rude airport staff who may steal or seek bribes, crowds, dirty bathrooms, and little to no seating. Carry your yellow fever certificate but not extra cash. Dining and shopping options are limited to a restaurant, a bar, and duty-free. As of 2019, a new airport is under construction approximately 40km away and this terminal will eventually be closed. WiFi is available inside the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Luanda Airport

Based on travellers’ reports, we do not recommend staying the night at this airport. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Luanda Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Pall Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • TAAG Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside.

Related Pages: Luanda Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Luanda Airport:

  • Fly Hotel – Located on airport grounds, next to the domestic terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Luanda, search deals and read traveller reviews.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Luanda Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

more airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Banking Service – Yes

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange and Western Union is available at the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available.

Food & Drinks – A restaurant and bar are available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Yes.

Medical Services – A medical centre is available on-site.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us “there are a couple of plugs (airside) in one seating area where you can charge your phone”.

Post Office – Yes

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader says “You can buy SIM cards and credit for calls/internet at vendors in the arrival hall after baggage claim. FYI: those are not official vendors but “street” vendors. For official places visit an Unitel store or any other providers’ shop.” (September 2023)

airport hoursAirport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Luanda airport is served by the following airlines: Lufthansa • Air France • Air Namibia • Arik Air • Brussels Airlines • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • KLM • Kenya Airways • Lufthansa • Royal Air Maroc • SONAir • South African Airlines • TAAG Angola Airlines • TAP Portugal.



The airport offers both local and private bus service. At the time of this update, no further information is available.

Car Rentals

There are no car rental agencies onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day. Note: only cash (local currency or US Dollars) are accepted.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.