Angola: Angolan airline to launch flights to Cotonou, Benin

21 April 2008

Luanda, Angola, 21 April – Angolan airline TAAG is due to start direct flights to Cotonou, Benin on 29 April, the sales sub-director of the company, Jacinto Júnior said in Douala, Cameroon, Saturday.

Speaking to journalists at Doula airport, after the inaugural flight to that city, the sub-director said that the company was currently looking into the routes that would be carried out by TAAG to reach Benin.

According to the same official, as part of the boost to its routes in Africa, TAAG also plans to launch flights this year to Maputo (Mozambique) and Guinea Bissau.

“For the Maputo flight, to which we have previously operated, we are moving ahead with some studies of how frequent the flight will be and the most feasible route,” he said.

According to Júnior in order to meet demand, TAAG has been called to join IATA and observe safety standards, due to its experience in the African market.

In Africa, TAAG flies to the cities of Harare (Zimbabwe), Lusaka (Zambia), Brazzaville and Ponta Negra (Republic of the Congo), Kinshasa (DR Congo), Sal (Cape Verde), Sao Tome and Principe, Windhoek (Namibia), Johannesburg (South Africa), Bangui (central African Republic) and N’Djamena (Chad). (macauhub)