Turkish Airlines has been authorised by Angola’s National Civil Aviation Institute (Inavic) to offer scheduled passenger flights between the cities of Istanbul and Luanda, according to a statement issued in Luanda.
Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, the Inavic statement said that the request from the airlines presented in February 2013 had been approved on the basis of two flights per week starting on 10 June.
Flights will arrive in Luanda on Wednesdays and Sundays and depart on the same days. The aircraft used on the route are expected to be a Boeing 737/800-900 and a Boeing 777-A330.
The airlines that operate in Angola include some from Africa, South African Airlines, Air Namibia, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airlines and Royal Air Maroc (Morocco) and Europe, TAP Air Portugal, Air France, British Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Iberia and Brussels Airlines as well as Emirate airline.
Other airlines are waiting for authorisation to operate in Angola, including Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, according to Inavic. (macauhub/AO)