Luanda, Angola – Brazilian airline OceanAir is due to start flights between Sao Paulo and Luanda in April, carrying out three flights per week the Brazilian ambassador to Angola, Afonso Cardoso said in Luanda Friday.
During the ceremony for investiture of the new board of the Association of Brazilian Businesspeople and Executives in Angola (Aebran), the ambassador said that the Angolan airline would also carry out the same route.
OceanAir’s flights will be run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, transporting cargo and passengers.
On 23rd February 2007, Angolan news agency Angop, citing newspaper Brasilturis, said that OceanAIr would start flighst to Angola using a Boeing 767, as of 15th March.
The following month, OceanAir announced it had been given permission by the sector authorities to start flights to Mexico, Angola and Nigeria.
The company also said in May that it would start daily flights to Luanda using Boeing 737-ER300 aircraft, with 180 passengers in economy class and 32 in executive class.
OceanAir is a Brazilian airline with headquarters in Sao Paulo and was set up in 1998 as an air taxi company to serve oil companies in the Campos basin in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2002 the company began a cargo business and is no considered to be the number one Brazilian regional airline, operating in 36 cities and 14 states in Brazil.
OceanAir owns Colombian airline Avianca and 49 percent of Ecuador’s Wayraperu and Vipsa, as well as being a shareholder in Nigeria’s Capital Airlines and OceanAir Taxi Aéreo.