Category Archives: TAAG Angola Airlines

TAAG increases flights to Cabinda, Maputo, Windhoek, and São Paulo

TAAG Angola Airlines will reinforce flights within domestic and international destinations, providing passengers with greater availability and options while scheduling their trips. Consequently, the following destinations Cabinda (Angola), Maputo (Mozambique), Windhoek (Namibia) and São Paulo (Brazil) will have additional frequencies, as follows:

Luanda > Cabinda

From August 13th. Weekly frequencies increase from 24 to 26 flights. Additional flights to be operated on Saturday and Sunday by a Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

Luanda > Maputo

From October 2nd. Weekly frequencies increase from 3 to 4 flights, with the additional flight being operated on Sunday by a Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

Luanda > Windhoek

From October 2nd. Weekly frequencies increase from 4 to 5 flights, with the additional flight being operated on Sunday by a Dash 8-400 aircraft.

Luanda > São Paulo

From the 5th of November. Increase in weekly frequencies from 3 to 4 flights, with the additional LAD/GRU flight operated on Saturday (the return flight to Luanda will be carried out on Sunday) by a Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

In other news, the airline previously made this announcement:

TAAG Angola Airlines will receive six aircraft Airbus A220-300 to be delivered in phases – from 2023 until 2024 – after a lease agreement with ALC which is placing the orders to Airbus manufacture. Moreover, 5 of 6 aircraft ordered are scheduled to be delivered between January-July 2023.

TAAG is therefore reinforcing the fleet and for the first time introducing a «multi-brand» strategy by incorporating the Airbus into its operation. The lease agreement format was the most agile and financially sustainable model complying with the company’s current context.

The Airbus A220-300 are state-of-the-art aircraft concerning efficiency and average fuel consumption. TAAG expects savings of around 30% in fuels – when compared to existing Boeing 737 models on long-haul routes – and a 20% reduction in operational cost globally.

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TAAG resumes flights to Lisbon, São Paulo and Johannesburg

TAAG Angola Airlines has announced its will resume service to Lisbon (March 17), São Paulo (March 19) and Johannesburg (March 20).

The airline issued this statement:

TAAG- Linhas Aéreas de Angola hereby informs that, according to the Executive’s new guidelines on measures to prevent and control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 viruses, regular flights have been authorized to Lisbon, from March 17, 2021, and to Johannesburg, from March 20, 2021, with the following schedule in local time:

Lisbon – Wednesday: Flight DT 652 Luanda 12h30 / Lisboa 19h00; Thursday: Flight DT 651 Lisbon 10h00 / Luanda 18h30; Johannesburg – Saturday: Flight DT 577 Luanda 10h00 / Johannesburg 14h20 ; Flight DT 578 Johannesburg 16h35 / Luanda 19h05.

It should be noted that for boarding the respective flights to and from Angola, it is mandatory to present the RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out in the 72 hours prior to the trip, with no authorization being required.

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De Havilland Canada delivers first Dash 8-400 to TAAG Angola Airlines

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited today delivered the first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG Angola Airlines E.P., the state-owned, national airline of Angola. The order was disclosed on June 18, 2019 during a ceremonial signing event at the Paris Air Show that was attended by the Honorable Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, Minister of Transportation, Angola, David Curtis, Chairman, Longview Aviation Capital and Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Canada.




TAAG introduces a modified livery with its first Dash 8-400

"Kwanza" in revised livery, to become D2-TFA

TAAG Angola Airlines is getting ready to take delivery of its first De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8-400 (formerly marketed as the Q400).

Wearing the temporary registration of C-GKXM, the new airliner also wears a revised livery, will become D2-TFA on delivery. The aircraft also has the name of “Kwanza”.

In other news, the company operated its first cargo-only Boeing 777-300 flight on May 21.

“The flight was an ad hoc departure for cargo only, sending much needed medical, mechanical and perishable supplies to Angola”, according to the airline.

Top Copyright Photo: TAAG-Angola Airlines De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8-400 (Q400) C-GKXM (D2-TFA) (msn 4616) YXD (TMK Photography). Image: 960156.

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TAAG Angola Airlines orders six Dash 8-400s

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited announced today that TAAG Angola Airlines E.P. has purchased six Dash 8-400 aircraft. TAAG is the state-owned, national airline of Angola . This order was announced by Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on March 29, 2019 as an order from an unidentified customer.

The disclosure of the previously unidentified customer was done during a press conference today at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, and follows the recent completion of the transition of Bombardier’s Dash 8/Q Series aircraft program from Bombardier to De Havilland Canada.

Cabo Verde Airlines to enter into partnership with TAAG-Angola Airlines

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Cabo Verde Airlines, the national airline of Cape Verde, has announced a strategic partnership with TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola.

The two airlines will enter into a codeshare agreement of flights operated by TAAG between Luanda and Sal.

Cabo Verde Airlines and TAAG Angola Airlines will sign a codeshare agreement for flights between Luanda and Sal. The codeshare agreement will be signed officially on April 26, 2019, the date of the inaugural flight between the two cities operated by TAAG-Angola Airlines.

This service is a partnership where an airline will carry passengers from another airline through shared code on a particular flight; in this case, passengers with tickets for a Cabo Verde Airlines flight between Luanda and Sal will be carried on a TAAG aircraft.

In this partnership, Cabo Verde Airlines will act as marketing carrier, meaning it will sell tickets with its own code even in flights operated by TAAG, which in this partnership will be the operating carrier.

Photo: Pedro Aragao.

The flights will be operated by a Boeing 737-700 with 120 seats according to the following schedule: Friday and Sunday Luanda-Sal 22:50/+04:55 local time (via São Tomé e Príncipe) and Monday and Saturday Sal-Luanda 6:25/16:20 local time (via São Tomé e Príncipe).

Cabo Verde Airlines is currently leasing two Boeing 757-200s from Icelandair.

Top Copyright Photo: A rare livery that did not last long. TAAG Angola Airlines (Linhas Aereas de Angola) Boeing 737-7M2 WL D2-TBF (msn 34559) PAE (Nick Goodwin – Bruce Drum Collection). Image: 930666.

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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/ 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/ TAAG’s Boeing 777-3M2 ER D2-TEG (msn 40805) arrives in Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).