Angolan airline receives two more Boeing 777 aircraft

24 February 2016

The fleet of Angolan airline Taag by next April will take delivery of another two Boeing 777 aircraft, said Tuesday in Luanda the executive director William Boulter.

The two planes, one of which will arrive in Angola in March and the second in April, will be used to increase the frequency of routes to Lisbon (Portugal) and Havana (Cuba).

The current fleet consists of five TAAG Boeing 737 aircraft that operate domestic and regional routes and six Boeing 777 aircraft that operate international routes such as to Havana, Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Lisbon.

The administrator, who made these statements on ANgolan television also announced an increased number of flights to the regions of Catumbela (Benguela province), Cabinda and Lubango (Huila province), from April.

Boulter is one of four executive directors appointed by the Emirates airline to take over the management of Taag, under an agreement signed with the government of Angola to restructure the Angolan company.

The four directors nominated by Emirates are Peter Hill, who serves as executive chairman, Patrick Rotsaert, William Boulter and Vipula Gunatilleka. (macauhub/AO)