Sun, 09 Aug 2020 12:53 - Updated Sun, 09 Aug 2020 12:53
New Dash 8-400 aircraft expected Monday
Luanda - The second airplane from De Havilland Canada (DHC) Dash 8-400, bought by TAAG - Angolan Airlines, arrives in Luanda next Monday, August 10, Angop learnt Saturday from an aeronautical source.
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New TAAG Dush-8 aircraft expected on Monday in Angola, after the arrival of the first one in June 29
Photo: Osmar Fonseca
According to information from the Ministry of Transports, and confirmed by TAAG, the aircraft will receive the national registration D2-TFB and is named "Zaire".
The aircraft, according to an order of six units that will be delivered to the Angolan national company, by the end of this year, is intended to secure domestic lines within the country and some regional routes in Africa, particularly to neighbouring countries.
The aircraft, which travels with the provisional registration C-GNKQ, took off this Saturday, August 8, from Toronto, from the airport that serves the assembly line of the DHC.
It made a first stopover at St. John's airport in Terranova (Canada), then headed for the island of Santa Maria, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, where the crew stayed overnight.
The first DHC Dash 8-400 (D2-TFA registration, named 'Kwanza') aircraft arrived on June this year in Luanda, where it had a special reception at the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, by government entities and TAAG management officials.
This marked the beginning of the modernisation of the company's fleet for regional flights, a new era that is eagerly awaited and of great interest in the Angolan commercial aviation industry.
Even before Covid-19, TAAG served about 15 domestic and several international destinations, in Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, with a fleet of ten aircraft, four of which are type 737-700, six 777-300 and 777-200, currently parked due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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