Brazil’s Puma Air authorised to fly to Angola

25 August 2010

Brasilia, Brazil, 25 Aug – Brazilian regional airline Puma Air has been authorised to provide four flights per week between Brazil and Angola, the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) said Monday in Brasilia.

Puma Air some time ago announced it planned to launch scheduled flights between Brazil and Angola, with links between Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Luanda currently only provided by Angolan state airline Taag.

According to recent statements from Jorge Vianna, vice-president of Puma Air, the operation to Angola is justified because of the number of Brazilians now living in Luanda – around 50,000 people – and by the increasing presence of Brazilian companies in the Angolan market.

The company, which has its headquarters in Belém, the capital of Pará state, currently operates with a single Boeing aircraft carrying out daily flights between the cities of Belém and Macapá, in northern Brazil, to Sao Paulo, in the southeast of the country. (macauhub)