TAAG Angola Resumes Regular Cargo Operations From New Luanda International Airport
TAAG Angola Airlines has started a regular cargo operation from the New Luanda International
Airport with effect from January 29, 2024 and this stems from the company growth and commercial dynamics focused on the development of the cargo business segment.
The service is performed weekly (every Monday) connecting Luanda to Lagos and Brazzaville with B737-800 freighter. A weekly cargo service (departing from Luanda every Monday) connects Angola to regional destinations in Lagos/Nigeria (LOS) and Brazzaville/Republic of Congo (BZV).
Overall, customers and partners from the cargo market niche will benefit from greater convenience, service availability and solutions for import & export within the region.
This is another milestone in TAAG’s ongoing expansion process, bonded with the company’s previous announcement related to the incorporation of the freighter Boeing 737-800BCF into its fleet. The B737-800 D2-TBU is capable of transporting up to 23.9t of cargo. The main deck offers 141.5m³ of cargo space, while the lower deck provides 43.7m³ of space for bulk cargo. The freighter has the capacity for 11 pallet positions that can accommodate 10 contoured 96 in x 125in pallets.
In January 2024, TAAG moved approximately 1000 tons of diverse cargo between domestic, regional, and international destinations. Thus, the establishment of regular cargo flights from the New Luanda
International Airport is aligned with the country/transport ecosystem vision to leverage this major airport infrastructure while consolidating Luanda as a regional hub, empowered by its geostrategic location.