TAAG Angola Airlines has received another 777-300ER (Extended Range) airliner from Boeing, marking the second delivery this year to the national airline of Angola.
Boeing on 30 September said TAAG intends to deploy its newest addition to its growing 777 fleet, now consisting of eight, between Angola and Portugal, effective early October. The Angolan airline serves this route 14 times a week (11 flights to Lisbon and 3 to Oporto).
The latest 777 is expected to arrive in Luanda from the United States on 1 October.
“The 777-300ER will continue to be the backbone of our long-haul fleet,” said Peter Hill, Executive Chairman TAAG. “As one of the largest operators of the 777 in Africa we can offer our passenger’s unrivalled frequency and passenger comfort to a number of intercontinental markets thanks to this super-efficient long-haul aircraft.”
“We value the continued confidence TAAG places in the 777 programme and are honoured that the 777-300ER continues to play prominent role in the airline’s expansion plans,” said Van Rex Gallard, Vice President Sales Latin America, Caribbean and Africa Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
TAAG on 30 April this year received its seventh 777 airliner from Boeing, with the 777-300ER arriving in Luanda after travelling 14 000 kilometres from Boeing’s factory in Washington. The Angolan carrier is the largest operator of 777s in Southern Africa.
TAAG Angola Airlines, based at Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, Luanda, serves 31 domestic and international destinations with a fleet of 14 aircraft, including 737s and 777-200ERs.