De Havilland Aircraft of Canada has announced the delivery of another Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola
This is the fourth of six Dash 8-400 aircraft ordered by the airline to develop a stronger domestic network and also to support its regional and international networks.
The airline first announced the six aircraft order at the Paris airshow in 2019 with the first aircraft having been delivered in 2020
At the time of the first delivery De Havilland Canada COO Todd Young said “Regional aircraft are proving to be the most important tools to support market recovery, and De Havilland Canada’s teams are standing ready to provide ongoing service solutions to support TAAG’s success.”
According to De Havilland, the Dash 8-400 aircraft has proven its reliability and flexibility in Africa’s most challenging environments, including the hot and sandy regions in North Africa and the Ethiopian Highlands. The aircraft’s hot and high operational capability, along with its jet-like speed and comfort — while retaining turboprop economics — are well suited for Africa and contribute to the aircraft’s diverse customer base
TAAG Angola is 100% government owned and serves 8 Countries with 18 Destinations and 18 Routes including a fleet which has now risen to 17 aircraft with 5 Boeing 737s, 8 Boeing 777s and 4 De Havilland Dash8-400s