Emirates to fly daily to Angola capital
Dubai, November 13, 2013
Emirates will operate a daily service to Luanda, Angola’s capital city, starting December 1, with the addition of four extra flights per week.
The move to daily flights will add just over 1,600 more seats per week, giving Angolan travellers added convenience, more choice and seat availability in planning their travel to Dubai and beyond, with excellent connections onwards to Emirates’ network of more than 130 destinations, especially the Middle East, Asia, Far East, the Indian sub-Continent and Australia.
Emirates started services to Luanda with three times per week flights on October 25, 2009 using an Airbus 330-200. To meet increased demand, the aircraft was upgraded a year later to a Boeing 777-200 ER and seven months thereafter to the current Boeing 777-300 ER.
“The increase in flights to a daily service is a clear indication of the route’s success and its future growth potential,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president, Commercial Operations Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.
“Angola is Africa’s second largest oil producer with a strong mining sector, and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, making it an attractive business destination. The time is right to start a daily service and this decision underpins our commitment to Angola.”
The Boeing 777-300 ER features eight luxurious First Class private suites, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and generous space for 310 passengers in Economy Class.
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will also offer an increased cargo capacity of 120 tonnes per week into Luanda. – Reuters