2 February 2013

Angola: Taag Records an Increase of Over 150,000 Passengers in 2012

Luanda — The Angolan Airlines (TAAG) reported an increased number in passengers from 1.050 million in 2011 to 1.200 million, says the company's CEO, Pimentel Araújo.

The official announced so during a meeting between the Minister of Transports, Augusto da Silva Tomás, and the CEO of General Electric (GE), Jess Immelt, having stressed that the Angolan Airline transported 1.2 million people.

He said that the company foresees an increase of the air traffic of 14 per cent.

Pimentel Araujo added that this increase will enable TAAG to purchase new planes and consequently increase the number of the passengers.

TAAG signed a contract with Boeing on 27 March 2011 that covers the purchase of three more airplanes, with the first expected delivered in May 2014, the second in December 2015 and the third in March 2016.

The company will also buy another three planes with delivery arrangements made for 2019/2020. But the planes could well be delivered earlier, should the expansion of the company so demand, the source added.

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