Third Boeing 777 aircraft for Angolan flagship airline arrives in Luanda

20 June 2014

The third Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft for Angolan flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Angola (Taag) is due to arrive in Luanda Friday after being officially delivered in Seattle, United States last Monday, the airline’s spokesman said.

Carlos Vicente also told Angolan news agency Angop that the new aircraft was the first in the Taag fleet to allow passengers safely to access the Internet and make phone calls during flights.

The new airplane, which was ordered two years ago, has capacity for 12 passengers in first class, 56 in executive class and 225 in economy.

“The aircraft will be used to consolidate existing routes and, in all likelihood, new ones, such as the one to London, as outline in a feasibility study that was carried out,” said Vicente.

This new 777-300 ER is the first of three new aircraft of the same model costing around US$35 million each and bought by Taag by 2016, as the airline announced in 2013.

Delivery of the second 777-300 ER is scheduled for December 2015 and the third is due to arrive in March 2016.

Taag offers regional flights to South Africa, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Cameroon, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Zambia and Zimbabwe and intercontinental routes currently include Portugal, Brazil, China, Cuba and the United Arab Emirates. (macauhub/AO)