Angola: US’s Delta Airlines may start flying to Angola in September

13 May 2009

Luanda, Angola, 13 May – The possibility of US air carrier Delta Airlines establishing a flight between Angola and the United States was discussed Tuesday in Luanda by the Angolan Prime Minister, Paulo Kassoma, and US ambassador, Dan Monzena.

At the end of a meeting with the Prime Minister, the US ambassador to Angola said that the launch of the new flights could be in September.

The meeting also looked at the schedule of the visit by Angola’s Minister for Foreign Relations, Assunção dos Anjos, to the US next week, as well as at the world financial crisis.

Monzena mentioend the programme for US volunteers that included teaching English in Angola, noting that the Eximbank, a month ago, announced a loan worth US$120 million.

The ambassador, speaking to Rádio Nacional de Angola, said that the United States and Angola were next week due to sign a commercial investment agreement with a view to boosting bilateral trade relations.

Angola is the United States’ third biggest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa mainly due to oil exports and Angola’s acquisition of industrial products, namely oil and mining equipment. (macauhub)