Sao Tome and Principe: STP Airways re-launches flights to Lisbon next week

27 August 2008

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 27 Aug – Sao Tome airline STP Airways next week, on 29 August, is due to re-launch its scheduled flights to Lisbon, using an aircraft owned by EuroAtlantic, which is the air carrier’s main shareholder, the chairman of the Sao Tome airline said Tuesday.

Felisberto Neto told Portuguese news agency Lusa that EuroAtlantic had promised to provide Sao Tome with a smaller aircraft within a month in order to carry out links between the island of Principe and capital cities of countries in the region, namely Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

Portugal’s EuroAtlantic is the majority shareholder of STP Airways, with 37 percent of its capital, and manages the air carrier.

STP Airways is also owned by the Sao Tome state (35 percent), Banco Equador (17 percent) and GIAS (17 percent).

The regular link between Lisbon and Sao Tome was at one time operated by Angola’s Taag, on behalf of STP Airways, as part of a flight that started in Luanda.

Taag was banned from flying in European air space and was thus unable to operate the flight until the restriction is lifted. (macauhub)