TAAG (Transportes Aéreos Angolanas) (Angola Airlines) on 27th June launched a new route from the country’s capital Luanda to Madrid in Spain.
Flights will now depart from Luanda’s Quatro de Fevereiro (LAD) to Madrid (MAD) operating 2X-weekly using Boeing 777-300ERs, with a configuration of 12 seats in first class, 56 seats in business class, and 225 in the economy.
These flights will be able to connect with Iberia’s network of destinations at Barajas International Airport, thanks to a previous codeshare agreement between the two companies.
For the first time, TAAG will fly to the Spanish capital, Madrid becoming the 10th international destination for TAAG.
Iberia operated the Luanda – Madrid route and vice versa between 2011 and 2016 when the Spanish national company halted operations in the Angolan capital due to decreased demand.
Currently, TAAG Angola counts Porto (OPO) and Lisbon (LIS) as their only connections in Europe. In addition, it operates to São Paulo (GRU) and Havana (HAV) on Boeing 777 aircraft.
On the African continent, flights are operated in Boeing 737-700 aircraft to Johannesburg (JNB), Cape Town (CPT), Kinshasa (FIH), Lagos (LOS), Maputo (MPM), São Tomé, and Windhoek (WDH).