Angolan airline Taag to increase number of flights to China

18 March 2013

Angolan airline Taag will soon increase the number of flights it offers to China to two per week and to three per week to the United Arab Emirates, which was an addition of one flight for both destinations, the air carrier’s chief executive said.

On summarising four years of business for the new board of directors, Rui Correia said that this change was due to a considerable rise in demand recently.

However, Ferreira said that, even taking into consideration increased demand, the two routes were still not profitable as destinations could only see a return with three or more flights per week, due to spreading fixed costs.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Correia said that both destinations – Beijing and Dubai – had good passenger occupation rates and that his board of directors would seek ways of getting a greater return from the flights.

In relation to negotiations to operate in the United States, the Taag CEO said that had been an attempt to launch a flight via an agreement with a US airline, but added that it did not move ahead to very low demand.

“Flying to the United States is only part of our plans for the future,” said Correia. (macauhub)