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TAAG Angola Airlines Expands Airbus A220 Fleet with Additional Orders at Paris Air Show

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TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, continues its commitment to fleet expansion and modernization with additional orders of Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Following the successful leasing agreements with Air Lease Corporation, Aviation Capital, Azorra, and NAC, TAAG has formalized an order for nine brand-new Airbus A220-300 aircraft during the Paris Air Show.

And even more A220s for TAAG

Over the course of three days at the Paris Air Show, TAAG Angola Airlines solidified its commitment to the A220 with orders placed through various lessors, including ACG, Azorra, and NAC.

These leasing agreements, executed in the form of long-term dry lease contracts, support TAAG’s focus on local content empowerment. The aircraft will be operated by Angolan crew members and maintained through an in-country maintenance program, with staff receiving appropriate training. Currently, TAAG has a total of 15 Airbus A220 aircraft in its order book with deliveries expected to commence from April 2024 onwards.

The choice of the A220 family aligns with TAAG’s goal of sustainable operations and reduced environmental impact. The advanced aerodynamics and specially designed turbofan engines of the A220 contribute to a 25% lower fuel burn per seat, significantly reduced noise footprint, and decreased emissions. This makes the A220 a community-minded jetliner and enables TAAG to achieve an estimated 20% reduction in operational costs globally.

The Airbus A220-300 aircraft ordered by TAAG Angola Airlines will have a passenger capacity of 142, with 130 seats in economy class and 12 seats in business class.

By expanding its fleet with the A220, TAAG demonstrates its ambition for modernization and growth, while catering to evolving market demand and supporting the airline’s expansion plans for new routes and increased frequencies. Furthermore, as TAAG positions itself for future success, the state-of-the-art Luanda International Airport, currently under construction and scheduled to be operational in early 2024, will play a vital role in facilitating the airline’s operations and establishing Luanda as a key hub for south-south and north-south connections.

 

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