Boeing has announced a deal with TAAG Angola Airlines to renew its fleet with the addition of the 787 Dreamliner.
The African-based airline will add four Boeing 787s as part of its mission to become a solid multi-type fleet.
Comments From Executives
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.Anbessie Yitbarek, Boeing vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Africa.
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.Eduardo Fairen, CEO of TAAG Angola Airlines.
TAAG Angola Airlines Current Fleet
TAAG Angola Airlines currently operates a fleet of 13 in-service aircraft. This includes a host of aircraft types.
Notably, for its widebody operations, the airline operates a fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs, with four units operational. This stretches to one in service A330-200 as well.
For the single-aisle fleet, the airline has a few 737-700s. However, its growth plans are evident through a solid commitment to the A220 series. These units are awaiting delivery.
Strong Demand In Africa For Commerical Aircraft
Per the latest Boeing Commercial Market Outlook, Africa will see a substantial need for planes as it grows over the next two decades.
1,025 new planes will be required, with the African air traffic growth slated to increase by 7.4%. This will be the third-highest among other global regions and above the forecasted global traffic increase average.
TAAG Angola Airlines will hope to lead the line by adding these Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
An Overview of TAAG Angola Airlines
Founded in 1938 in Angola’s capital city of Luanda, TAAG has been an essential part of air travel and connectivity in the region since its launch.
TAAG has focused on offering robust international and domestic services with aircraft. Now, its network spans 12 domestic and 13 international destinations.