TAAG to make 10 weekly flights between Angola and Portugal

29 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 29 July – Anglolan airline, TAAG, as from 1 August, will make ten weekly flights between Luana and Lisbon, writes Angop agency today.

Rui Carreira, of TAAG’s Managing Commission, said that with the lifting of the ban on flying to Europe, TAAG would use its new 255-seat Boeing 777-200, for its flights to Portugal, representing 100 seats less than when it used to fly seven times a week to Lisbon with Boeing 747-400s from South African Airways (SAA).

Rui Carreira justified the increase in the number of flights to Portugal from seven to ten with the change in aircraft.

Despite the authorization to resume flights to Europe, TAAG is still under the constant supervision of the National Civil Aviation Institute (INAVIC) in Luanda and the Portuguese National Aviation Institute I.P. (INAC I.P.) until next October, when the European Union will review its lists.

The Angolan Airline has a modern fleet made up of three Boeing 777-200 aircraft and six Boeing 737 NG purchased just over two years ago.

TAAG had been banned from flying to Europe for around two years. (macauhub)