Taag Angola Airline Announces The Start Of Its Flight To Lagos From 16 December With Two Connections A Week Using A Boeing 737-700ng.
In a statement, the Angolan airline reported that the flights will depart from Luanda to Lagos on Mondays and Fridays at 11:30am and is scheduled to arrive in Lagos at 14:30.
The inaugural flight is scheduled for 16 December, departing from Luanda at 11:30am local time and arriving in Lagos at 14:30 local time.
The flight will be made by a Boeing 737-700NG, with featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 108 seats in Economy Class, totaling 120 available seats.
The weekly flights will increase from two to three by early 2020.
The Airlines CEO, Dr. Rui Teles Carreira said: “We are very excited to announce our new service to Lagos – the latest destination added to our network that will further connect African countries and beyond and by which we expect positive results.
This route will allow easy connections to and from Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Lisbon and Porto. The new route to the coastal city of Lagos will not only further solidify links between Angola and Nigeria with direct flights between both countries while also fostering connectivity between West and Southern Africa.
TAAG Angola Airlines is committed to increasing its presence as well as offering good connections, inside and outside of Africa, looking forward to increasing the number of destinations we already offer our passengers.” Said Dr. Rui.As Currently, TAAG Angola Airlines operates a modern fleet with 13 aircraft through its hub in Luanda International Airport, to dozens of domestic and international destinations.
Lagos route will strengthen TAAG’s Luanda hub with seamless connection between Lagos and Johannesburg and soon to Cape Town, in the airlines regional route network, while also providing connectivity between Lagos and Sao Paulo, Lisbon, Oporto as well as to European codeshare routes, through Luanda.
The Angolan flag carrier recently launched new destinations, including: Dundo – Lunda Norte, Praia – Cape Verde, with prospects of launching new destinations in the region in 2020 improving intra-Africa connectivity, following up on its strategic route expansion plan.