TAAG Angola Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787 Dreamliners
TAAG Angola Airlines will renew their long-haul fleet with an order for four Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The carrier currently operates five 777-300ERs, three 777-200ERs and seven 737-700s.
On Tuesday (October 10, 2023), Boeing announced that TAAG Angola Airlines has placed an order for four Boeing 787 Dreamliners, as they renew their long-haul fleet. The airline currently operates five Boeing 777-300ERS, three 777-200ERs and seven 737-700s, serving 12 domestic and 13 international destinations across Africa, Europe, South America and China. The new fuel-efficient 787s will allow TAAG to open new routes and expand their international network.
In Tuesday’s order announcement, TAAG Angola Airlines’ CEO, Eduardo Fairen, said,
“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. 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.”
Also commenting on the new 787 order, Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Africa, Anbessie Yitbarek, added,
“The 787 Dreamliner will enable TAAG Angola Airlines to open new routes and expand their international network. The Dreamliner's market-leading efficiency and passenger comfort will advance the carrier's fleet modernization plans.”
Since starting passenger revenue service in 2011, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family has facilitated the opening of over 370 new direct routes worldwide, while reducing fuel use and emissions by 25 percent compared to the airplanes it replaces. Passengers enjoy the largest windows on any jet, and air that is more humid and pressurized at a lower cabin altitude for a more comfortable flight experience. The Dreamliner Family also offers large overhead bins, variable and soothing LED lighting, and advanced technology that senses and counters turbulence for a smoother ride.
Founded in 1938, TAAG Angola Airlines is based in Luanda, the capital of Angola. The carrier connects Angola with 12 key domestic and 13 international destinations. In addition to passenger transport, TAAG also offers air cargo services which have become essential for the country’s growth and development.