Angola’s TAAG airline stops flying between Luanda and Rio de Janeiro

25 October 2019

Angolan airline TAAG has decided to stop flying between Luanda and Rio de Janeiro, ending an operation with a history of over 10 years under what it has called route restructuring, the company said in a statement issued on Tuesday in the Angolan capital.

The TAAG board of directors also said that it will keep the connection with São Paulo, adding a flight to the five that it already offers to that Brazilian city each week, according to the statement quoted by the Angolan press.

This route allows the city of Rio de Janeiro to continue to be served by TAAG, which, in the statement, announces links from São Paulo by providing seats on flights of partner companies, paid for when purchasing a ticket in Luanda .

“Our customers will be able to continue to use our counters and other sales channels, such as the website and call center, to purchase their tickets,” for Rio de Janeiro, said the document.

The suspension of flights between Luanda and Rio de Janeiro was first announced in June, when the Angolan state airline announced a drop in occupancy rates on that route.

TAAG also reported that it would stop flying to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, at night, keeping only the two day time flights offered on Wednesdays and Fridays. (Macauhub)