New airline, ServisAair starts flying in Angola

12 May 2010

Lubango, Angola, 12 May – Servisair, a new Angolan airline, Tuesday had its inaugural flight linking the cities of Luanda and Lubango in southern Angola and is soon due to start flying to other cities, the airline’s director general said in Lubango.

Joaquim Vieira said that, following this inaugural route, ServisAir would start flying to Ondjiva (Cunene province), Cabinda, Saurimo (Luanda Sul province) and Menongue (Kuando Kubango province).

ServisAir will operate domestic flights using a fleet of four McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft and its charter service would use two Boeing 727-100s.

The airline, which is 100-percent Angolan-owned, is entering the market at a time when, according to the Angolan Civil Aviation Institute, more than ten companies have a license in the country.

The air carriers that operate most frequently and to the most destinations are Diexim, Air26, Sonair and Taag, which is the only company with scheduled flights and a published timetable for some provinces of Angola. (macauhub)