TAAG Angola Airlines plans to expand its fleet by adding four fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner widebody jets. This strategic move aims to enhance the airline’s operations and provide a superior travel experience for its passengers.
Why TAAG Angola Airlines Picked Boeing 787 Dreamliners
“Our goal is to work with the best manufacturers in the world towards a multi-type fleet, in order to ensure we have the appropriate airplanes for each flight typology, namely our intercontinental connections,” said Eduardo Fairen, CEO of TAAG Angola Airlines. “The 787 option suits our intent for modern, size-wise and efficient equipment, able to progressively replace our current widebody fleet, and provide our customers with an improved flight experience.”
“The 787 Dreamliner will enable TAAG Angola Airlines to open new routes and expand their international network,” said Anbessie Yitbarek, Boeing vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Africa. “The Dreamliner’s market-leading efficiency and passenger comfort will advance the carrier’s fleet modernization plans.”
TAAG’s Current Fleet
TAAG Angola Airlines operates a fleet of five 777-300ER (Extended Range) jets, three 777-200ERs, and seven 737-700s. These aircraft serve 12 destinations across Africa, Europe, South America, and China.
Africa Will Need 1,025 New Planes Over The Next 20 Years
According to Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook for Africa, the continent will require 1,025 airplanes in the next two decades. Boeing projects air traffic growth in Africa to be 7.4%, higher than the global average growth of 6.1%.
About the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Since its launch in 2011, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family has opened up over 370 new nonstop routes worldwide. The 787 Dreamliner consumes 25% less fuel and produces fewer emissions than its predecessor aircraft. Passengers can enjoy a superior flying experience with larger windows, enhanced cabin air quality, spacious overhead bins, soothing LED lighting, and turbulence-detection technology for a smoother journey.
TAAG Angola Airlines, founded in 1938, is the national airline of Angola. Its headquarters are in Luanda, the capital city of Angola. With over 80 years of operation, TAAG has been instrumental in connecting the people of Angola to both domestic and international markets. Today, TAAG’s network includes 12 domestic and 13 international destinations. In addition to passenger transportation, TAAG offers vital air cargo services contributing to Angola’s economic growth and development. Committed to service and performance excellence, TAAG takes pride in its long-standing reputation for delivering exceptional customer experiences.