Angolan air carrier Taag plans to buy more aircraft

7 April 2010

Luanda, Angola, 7 April – Taag, Angola’s flagship airline plans to acquire two aircraft in order to cover European routes, following its recent authorisation to re-launch flights to the European Union airspace, Angolan newspaper O País reported.

The paper said that a quick and cheap way of the Angolan government solving the problem would be to hand over the modern Boeing 777s owned by Sonair, the air carrier of Angolan national oil company, Sonangol.

“This would be the quickest and most effective way of solving the problem of a lack of aircraft without the State having to spend any more at a time when the civil aviation market is still looking for way to come out of the crisis,” said a source cited by the paper.

On Tuesday, the European Commission decided to authorise Angolan airline Taag to re-launch flights to all European Union (EU) destinations, “under certain conditions and with specific aircraft.”

The only destination that Taag had so far been authorised to fly to was Lisbon, also “only with certain aircraft and according to strict conditions.” (macauhub)