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TAAG Angola Airlines Orders 9 Airbus A220s at Paris Air Show

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TAAG Angola Airlines Orders 9 Airbus A220s at Paris Air Show
Harry Johnson
Written by Harry Johnson

Currently, TAAG has 15 aircrafts in the order book with Airbus, with first deliveries expected from April 2024 onwards.

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TAAG Angola Airlines is thrilled to announce a series of expansion plans aimed at providing enhanced services and greater convenience for our valued passengers. These initiatives reflect our commitment to excellence and our continuous efforts to enhance the travel experience.

As part of TAAG’s growth plan and multi-brand fleet strategy, TAAG Angola Airlines has recently signed multiple agreements during the Paris Air Show 2023 regarding the incorporation of Airbus A220-300 model aircrafts into our operations, of which this milestone was formalized over three days at the Paris Air Show. All agreements comply with long-term dry lease contracts. In line with
our commitment to local empowerment, the aircrafts will have an Angolan crew and an in-country maintenance program, with proper training provided to the staff.

Currently, and via international partners (lessors), TAAG has a total of 15 aircrafts in the order book with Airbus, with first deliveries expected in stages from April 2024 onwards.

The lease agreement format provides the most agile and financially sustainable model, aligning with the company’s current context.

The A220 family’s advanced aerodynamics, combined with specifically designed turbofan engines, contribute to an aircraft that delivers 25% lower fuel burn per seat, with half the noise footprint and decreased emissions, making it a true community-minded jetliner. TAAG expects to achieve approximately 20% reduction in operational costs globally.

TAAG’s A220-300 will have capacity for 142 passengers, with 130 in economy class and 12 in business class. The aircraft boasts smart, tech-advanced features suitable for modern-day gadgets, ensuring passengers experience an innovative cabin and superior comfort.

Furthermore, the addition of the A220 aircraft demonstrates TAAG’s ambition for modernization and growth as the company builds a versatile fleet capable of meeting market demand under the airline’s expansion plan, including new routes and increased frequencies.

To support our plans, the new state-of-the-art Luanda International Airport is currently under construction and set to be operational in early 2024. This development aligns with TAAG’s strategy to scale our fleet accordingly. Angola’s geostrategic position serves as a competitive advantage, as Luanda is poised to become the next hub for south-south and north-south connections.

About the author

Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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