Angola: Angolan airline to find out in April if it can fly to Europe

25 February 2008

Luanda, Angola, 25 Feb – Angolan state airline TAAG will find out in April if it can re-launch its flights to Europe, when the European Union Civil Aviation Commission is due to meet to assess the results of the inspections carried out last week.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, the Commission’s experts noted at a meeting with representatives of Angola’s national Civil Aviation Institute, that the Angolan airline has made some progress and made some recommendations for improvement of the service.

The source contacted by Angop said that the company would continue to work in order draw up the final and correct version of the manuals and other documents, in order to adapt its services to the standards and requirements of the European Union, in order for its to be removed from the “black list” of companies banned from flying over Europe.

However, the source added, some aspects had already been improved based on the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) that was carried out on the company at the end of 2007. (macauhub)