Angolan flagship airline re-launches route to Kinshasa

20 January 2015

The return of the aircraft of Angola’s flagship airline to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is expected to drive increased trade between the two countries, the consul of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east of Angola, Mulumba Albert said Monday.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop in Luena, Moxico province, Mulumba Albert said he believed that air and rail links in the medium term, would boost the economies of the countries in the region.

According to the diplomat, the air transport agreement signed by the two countries will reduce the movement of people from the two countries by road, on the Luanda-Cabinda-Congo-Kinshasa route and vice versa.

Albert’s statement followed a working visit on Monday afternoon by the Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, to Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, during which he signed several transport air, rail, road and cross-border agreements. (macauhub/AO)