Angola: Airline Fly540, of the Lonrho group, ready to start flight to Luanda soon

30 April 2009

London, United Kingdom, 30 April – Fly540, an airline of Britain’s Lonrho group, said Wednesday in London it was ready to start its flights to Angola over the next few weeks, after it had received an Air Operator Certificate from the authorities.

According to the company, Cabinda, Luanda, Soyo, Benguela, HUambo and Malanje will be the first destinations, operated with two ATR72 aircraft, manufactured by French-Italian company ATR Avions de Transport Régional or Aerei da Trasporto Regionale).

In the second half of this year, Fly540 said in a statement, it is hoped that volumes of traffic will be achieved that will justify increasing the fleet with a further two ATR72s and expansion to a total of 15 destinations across the country.

According to Fly540, the Angolan Transport Minister, Augusto Silva Tomás, authorised the issuing of an Air Services Licence in a meeting held Tuesday, and this will be converted in the next few weeks to an Air Operator Certificate, after which commercial passenger services can begin. (macauhub)