Emirates set to reinstate flights on Angola route

Dubai airline says it will increase capacity to Luanda to five flights per week from July 1
Emirates set to reinstate flights on Angola route
By Sam Bridge
Tue 12 Jun 2018 02:05 PM

Emirates has announced it will reinstate two weekly flights between Luanda in Angola and Dubai, increasing capacity to five flights per week between the two cities from July 1.

The Dubai-based airline said customers can look forward to a daily service starting from the winter schedule.

The flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 310 in Economy Class, with 360 seats on offer in a three-class configuration.

"As a country rich in resources, Angola has a lot to offer global trade and we have recognised a need to enhance our capacity to enable greater connectivity between our network and Luanda,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president of commercial operations for Africa.

“Reinstating these flights and growing our service to a daily operation, will benefit trade links, boost investment and will contribute to the economy by promoting business and supporting Angola’s supply chain," added Abbas.

In addition to an increase in passenger capacity, the new flights will offer up to 23 tonnes of cargo per flight, giving companies and merchants the opportunity to increase imports of electronic equipment, construction and pharmaceuticals products, Emirates said.

Emirates started fights from Dubai to Luanda in August 2009 and in December 2014, the frequency was increased to seven weekly flights. In July 2017 due to resource optimisation needs, the weekly flights were reduced to three.

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