Portuguese air carrier EuroAtlantic has license to fly to Guinea Bissau

29 September 2010

Lisbon, Portugal, 29 Sept – Portuguese charter airline EuroAtlantic plans in December to start flights to Guinea Bissau once a week, according to the most recent edition of Portuguese newspaper Expresso.

The newspaper said that EuroAtlantic had received a license from Portugal Civil Aviation Institute (INAC) to link Portugal to Guinea Bissau, which would boost the company’s activities in the African market.

EuroAtlantic has been operating in Sao Tome and Principe for two years, via STP Airways. As well as Guinea Bissau, the Portuguese airline also wants to fly to Equatorial Guinea, and has been in talks for the last three months to get authorisation to fly to that destination.

Benin, Gambia and Senegal are also destinations on EuroAtlantic’s “radar” and the company’s chairman, Tomaz Metello, told the newspaper, “we are seeking out oil producing countries that have financial capacity, and so we are also looking at the Congo and the Ivory Coast.”

According to Expresso, EuroAtlantic expects its business in Africa to generate annual revenues of US$40 million. (macauhub)