Angolan airline Taag and Spain’s Ibéria sign partnership agreement

23 June 2011

Luanda, Angola, 23 June – Angolan flagship airline Taag and Spanish airline Ibéria have signed a code-sharing agreement in which the Angolan airline will promote services and the Spanish carrier will operate them.

The start of flights is set for September, the Spanish airline said.

Ibéria plans to link Madrid to Luanda twice a week using Airbus A340/300 aircraft and expects to carry an average of 3,000 passengers per month.

With the agreement that has now been signed, Taag will have two “free sale” partnerships as it has also signed a similar contract with Mozambican airline LAM.

Angola’s airline is also negotiating a similar agreement with Kenya Airways.

Angolan weekly newspaper Expansão reported in its latest edition that Taag was in talks with Nigeria’s Arik Air, Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc and KLM from the Netherlands to sign agreements to launch flights to Luanda.

The newspaper said that KLM plans to start flying to Luanda in November. (macauhub)

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