Angolan airline TAAG takes delivery of new Boeing 777-300

30 September 2016

The third plane of an order for three aircraft for Angolan TAAG from US manufacturer Boeing is due to arrive in Luanda on Saturday, from Seattle, United States, reported the Angolan press.

The Boeing 777-300 ER was baptised with the name Morro Moco, after the highest hill of Angola located in Huambo province in the central highlands.

The aircraft can carry 225 passengers in economy class, 56 in business class and 12 in first class, and has a range up to 17,000 kilometres, and allows calls on mobile phones and Internet on board.

The contract for the acquisition of the three aircraft was signed between TAAG and Boeing on 27 March, 2012. The first aircraft started operating in 2014.

With the arrival of the third aircraft, the Angolan flagship airline will operate with eight Boeing 777s.

The airline offers international and domestic routes using five Boeing 737s and six 777 (200 and 300), to operate routes to Lisbon and Porto, as well as Brazil and Cuba, among other destinations. (macauhub)