Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:17 - Updated Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:20
Angolan Airlines starts Luanda/Beijing second direct flight
The Angolan Airlines (TAAG) started over the last weekend its second regular direct flight between Luanda and Beijing and intends to launch the third in 2014, corresponding to the increase of relations between Angola and China.
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TAAG com outra frequência para China
Photo: Joaquina Bento
The 14-hour flight connection is secured by a Boeing 777-200 and as from October, the crew will comprise Chinese staff.
"We are the only African airlines that employ Chinese crew” – stressed the commercial representative of TAAG in Beijing, António Inácio.
TAAG started flying to Beijing once a week in 2008.
“China is a strategic and privileged partner of Angola and the country today is one of the key commercial partners of China in Africa" – said the Angolan ambassador to China, João Garcia Bires.
Luanda-Beijing flights leave on Mondays and Fridays and return on Tuesday and Saturdays.
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