16 March 2013

Angola: Taag to Buy New Airplanes in 2014

Luanda — The Angolan Airlines (TAAG) will buy between 2014 and 2016, three new long route planes of Boeing 777-300ER, so as to increase its air freet of international flights.

This was said to Angop on Friday in Luanda by TAAG's executive director, Rui Carreira.

Assessing the last four years of activity in a press conference, the manager clarified that the first plane will arrive in the country in 2014, the second one in 2015 and the third and last aircraft in 2016.

According to him, the acquisition of the new airplanes is part of the company's strategy of medium and long term growth.

He said that the medium route freet will be expanded, modernised and adjusted to the national needs so as to respond to the imperative growth of the domestic and regional network and permit the discontinuance of the classical old freet of Boeing 737-200, set for 2015.

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