Sao Tome airline starts scheduled flights to Angola

13 August 2009

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 13 Aug – Sao Tome and Principe carrier STP Airways began a service to the Angolan capital, Luanda, on Wednesday with the inaugural flight carrying guests and islanders living in Angola.

The maiden return flight from Sao Tome to Luanda was marked with a ceremony at the archipelago’s 4 de Fevereiro Airport in the presence of civil aviation officials from both Lusophone states.

Rui Mendonça, CEO of Banco do Ecuador, one of four shareholders in STP Airways with a 14% stake, said the new route was a necessary bridge to bring the two states even closer together.

Tickets on the opening Luanda flight cost US$ 249 on a special promotion. (macauhub)