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Emirates to help manage TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola

Emirates (Dubai) has issued this statement:

Emirates and the Republic of Angola, in its capacity as the majority shareholder of TAAG Linhas Aéreas De Angola (TAAG Angola Airlines) (Luanda), announced the signing of a Management Concession Agreement* which will see Emirates take a role in the management of TAAG. The agreement lays the foundation for both airlines to jointly leverage commercial opportunities in Africa and beyond.

The ten year Management Concession Agreement* was signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group and H.E. Augusto da Silva Tomás, the Minister of Transport for Government of Angola.

This initiative is to further the Republic of Angola’s vision to create a world class Angolan carrier with the support of Emirates. As part of the agreement*, Emirates will work closely with the Angolan government and TAAG Linhas Aéreas De Angola to formulate and implement a business plan, provide management support and devise fleet and route network strategies, whilst bringing synergy through the complementary networks. Emirates will not contribute equity under this agreement* but appoint four senior managers to work for TAAG Linhas Aéreas De Angola.

Both airlines will also cooperate across a wide range of areas including bilateral code-sharing on cargo and passenger services, participation of customers in both airlines’ frequent flyer programmes and passenger and cargo handling. Emirates has also committed to allocate its resources to staff and crew training on best-in-class business and operational processes and systems.

TAAG Linhas Aéreas De Angola will additionally explore business opportunities with DNATA, in particular its passenger and cargo handling, flight catering and travel services. dnata, part of the Emirates Group, is the largest provider of air travel services in the Middle East and employs about 23,000 staff in 38 countries.

Angola is Africa’s second largest oil producer with a strong mining sector, and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, making it an attractive business destination.

Emirates’ first point in Africa was Cairo, launched in 1986, and the airline has since grown a strong presence on the African continent, serving 22 passenger destinations today: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dakar, Dar el Salaam, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos, Luanda, Nairobi, Tripoli, Tunis, Harare, Lusaka, Conakry, Algiers and Abuja.

Emirates currently flies daily to Luanda, Angola’s capitol. EK 793 leaves Dubai at 1005hrs and arrives in Luanda at 1500hrs. The return flight, EK 794, departs Luanda at 1800, touching down in Dubai eight hours later at 0510.

* The agreement will only take effect after a number of conditions have been satisfied, including the receipt of various government and regulatory approvals.

Top Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Emirates Airline Boeing 777-36N ER A6-ECO (msn 37706) taxies at Toronto (Pearson).

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi/AirlinersGallery.com. TAAG’s Boeing 777-3M2 ER D2-TEG (msn 40805) arrives in Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).

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TAAG Angola Airlines supports Angola 2013, the Roller Hockey World Cup

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG Linhas Aereas) (Luanda) is supporting the upcoming “Angola 2013” Roller Hockey World Cup event in Angola with a large “Angola 2013 – 41st Mundial e Hoquei Patins” message emblazoned across the fuselage of this Boeing 777-3M2 registered as D2-TEG (msn 40805).

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The 2013 FIRS Men’s Roller Hockey World Cup will be the 41st edition of the FIRS Roller Hockey World Cup. It will be held in Luanda and Namibe Providence, Angola from September 20-28, 2013.

This will be the first Roller Hockey World Cup played in Africa.

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Copyright Photo: Pedro Batista/Flyingphotos. D2-TEG departs from Lisbon bound for Luanda with the additional markings.

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TAAG Angola Airlines to acquire three more Boeing 777-300 ERs

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola) (Luanda) currently operates three Boeing 777-200s and two 777-300 ERs. The company has three additional 777-300 ERs on order which will be delivered in May 2014, December 2015 and March 2016 according to this report by Macau Hub. The airline also holds options for three more.

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Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. TAAG’s Boeing 777-3M2 ER D2-TEG (msn 40805) climbs away gracefully from Lisbon bound for Luanda.

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TAAG Angola Airlines orders three additional Boeing 777-300 ERs

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG Lineas Aereas de Angola) (Luanda) has signed a firm order for three additional Boeing 777-300 ER (Extended Range) jetliners. Deliveries will be from late 2014 through 2016.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi.

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TAAG Angola Airlines accepts its first Boeing 777-300 ER

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola) (Luanda) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-300 ER.

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TAAG Angola to start Luanda-Porto twice-weekly service

TAAG Angola Airlines (Linhas Aéreas de Angola) (Luanda) is planning to launch a new twice-weekly route from Luanda to Porto in July according to a report by Expansao.

The flag carrier is also getting ready to take delivery of its first (of two) Boeing 777-300 ER.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Please click on the photo for additional information.