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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:49 - Updated Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:49

Operational constraints dictate end of British Airways flight

Luanda - Operational constraints and other problems have dictated the end of the British Airways flights to Angola, said last Tuesday in Luanda the company’s sales director, Oliveira Campos.

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British Airways soon to stop flying to Luanda (Angola)

Speakng to ANGOP, without specifying damages and losses, Oliveira Campos explained that the situation that caused the British Airways (BA) to stop operations in the Angolan market started to worsen in the year 2015.  

One of the main reasons, he said, is the small number of passengers in the Luanda/London route and vice versa, which has been caused by the world economic-financial crisis.      

The BA flight to Angola has 217 seats for passengers, he explained, “but lately we are only transporting about 40 to 60 passengers, which is economically unviable (...)”.

Oliveira Campos seized the occasion to announce that the last BA flight to Angola is scheduled for this week on Thursday to return on Saturday (09 July).

In 2016 the Spanish Iberia company also stopped flying to Angola due to the lack of passengers.  

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