Angolan airline to re-launch flights to Cabo Verde

12 March 2019

Angola’s flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Angola (TAAG) from April plans to resume the link between Luanda and Sal Island, Cabo Verde, after a suspension started in 2016 to reduce costs, the company’s chief executive said on Monday.

Rui Carreira also told the Angop news agency that the connection to Sal will be made with a stopover on the Luanda-Havana route, with two weekly flights,and the airline has no plans to launch any new long-haul routes this year.

In terms of regional flight the TAAG CEO announced likely plans to open the route to Lagos, Nigeria and then perhaps to Accra, Ghana, in June.

Carreira said the current limitation is due to the reduced aircraft fleet, “so when the Bombardiers start to arrive this year the company will have a larger fleet, along with new crews.”

The CEO added that London is one of the most promising markets for the future and one of the company’s priorities, as well as Paris and later the United States of America.

Speaking to the Angop news agency, Carreira announced the company expects to save US$4 million by not serving snacks to passengers on domestic flights, a move in place since 1 February. (Macauhub)