Brazil’s Puma Air wants to fly to Angola

12 August 2010

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12 Aug – Brazilian airline Puma Air has announced it plans soon to launch daily flights to Angola, a company source said.

Jorge Vianna,vice-president of Puma Air said that the operation to Angola was justified because of, “the number of Brazilians now living in Luanda – around 50,000 people – and by the strong presence of Brazilian companies in the Angolan market.”

The airline which until recently operated only regionally, linking cities in the interior of the state of Pará to the state capital, Belém, started offering daily flights to Belém, Macapá and Guarulhos in the state of Sao Paulo.

In the first three months of its operations Puma Air became the fourth most popular out of the 11 regional airlines operating in Brazil.

Vianna also said that the airline projected to carry 1 million passengers in the first 12 months of business, including national and foreign flights, representing 1.5 percent of the domestic flight market and 2.5 percent of the international market. (macauhub)