Today, TAAG Angola Airlines and Boeing have signed a deal for four 787 Dreamliner aircraft, as the airline looks to renew and expand its fleet.
At the time of writing, the airline currently has five Boeing 777-300ERs, three 777-200ERs and seven 737-700s, highlighting no surprise that they have gone for the American planemaker once again.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
TAAG Angola Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787 Dreamliners…
Whilst the variant of the 787 hasn’t been confirmed in the press release, there was a digital image released of the -9 variant, which could give us some insight into which aircraft TAAG Angola Airlines has gone for.
Commenting on the deal was Eduardo Fairen, the CEO of the Angolan carrier:
“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.”
Adding to this further was Anbessie Yitbarek, Boeing’s VP of Commercial Sales and Marketing for the Africa region:
“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.”
Overall, this is big news for the airline and will also represent another layer of confidence to the 787 program over at the American planemaker.
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