Cape Verde’s TACV to provide Lisbon link for Angola’s EU-blacklisted TAAG

3 July 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 3 July – Cape Verde’s national airline, TACV, is to operate six flights a week to Lisbon on behalf of Angola’s TAAG, being banned from European airspace this week over safety concerns.

The two African airlines reached an accord in Praia at the weekend under which TAAG will transport passengers to Sal Airport four times a week, from where TACV will fly them onwards to Lisbon on eight weekly flights.

Baggage and mail will also be carried by the two airlines from Luanda to Lisbon, TACV’s marketing director, Celestino Carvalho, said.

The European Commission said last week it was banning TAAG from EU airspace over safety worries. The Angolan airline currently flies eight times a week to Lisbon and also flies twice a week from Luanda to Lisbon via Sao Tome in code-share with STP Airways. (macauhub)