Cape Town will be profitable route for Angolan airline Taag

11 November 2009

Cape Town, South Africa, 11 Nov – The assistant coordinator of the Refounding Commission of Angolan airline Taag, Rui Carreira, said Monday in Cape Town that the new route launched by the company promised great commercial prospects for the company.

According to Carreira, who was speaking after the arrival of the inaugural flight by the airline to Cape Town, also said that the route could contribute to Taag’s success, considering that the South African city was a hub for Europe and the Americas.

He noted that many workers for the oil companies operating in Angola used Cape Town as a transit point to their countries of origin.

“The Cape is also a great tourist destination and already has a huge Angolan community estimated at over 5,000 people, and so we believe this route will be a commercial success,” he said.

For now the Angolan airline will offer two flights per week, on Mondays and Fridays, Carreira said, adding that the route would continue to be analysed to check on its performance and Taag’s ability to meet demand and, if necessary, take other measures.

In this first phase, Taag’s flights will be carried out by a Boeing 737 aircraft, with capacity for 120 passengers, 12 in executive class and 108 in tourist class.

Taag currently flies to several international destinations, such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Beijing (China), Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lusaka, Harare and Kinshasa. (macauhub)