Angola: Delta Airlines links the US and Angola with route via Sal

24 February 2009

Praia, Cabo Verde, 24 Feb – North American airline, Delta Airlines will launch a twice-weekly flight linking the US with Angola from September, via the Cape Verdean island of Sal, Panapress agency reported Monday.

According to the pan-African news agency, Delta Airlines is in talks with North American and Angolan authorities to ensure the necessary government approval which will allow it to begin the direct flight from the North American city of Atlanta (Georgia) to Luanda (Angola).

The choice of Atlanta as the destination of the flight was because the city has the largest North American airport, offering around 180 flights to the US, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Officials of the North American company also thought that the air link via Cape Verde would increase the trade flow between the two countries and the African continent. (macauhub)