TAAG Takes Delivery of Boeing 777-300ER

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 15 June 2011

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

The delivery is the first of two airplanes ordered by TAAG in October 2009. TAAG will use the airplanes for route expansion to destinations including direct routes to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Lisbon and Oporto. The airline is also preparing its application to fly into the United States with its new 777-300ERs.

TAAG currently flies 777-200ERs from Luanda, Angola to Lisbon seven times weekly, to Beijing once a week, to Dubai twice weekly, to Sao Paulo four times a week and to Rio de Janeiro three times weekly.

"This is a proud day for Angola and its people," said TAAG Chairman Dr. Antonio Luis Pimentel Araujo. "Taking possession of this airplane and being the first in all of Africa to buy, own and operate the airplane further confirms TAAG's commitment to leadership and innovation in African aviation."

TAAG configured its 777-300ERs to carry 293 passengers in a three class configuration.

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