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Encyclopedia > TAAG Angola Airlines
TAAG Angola Airlines
TAAG Linhas Aéreas de Angola
IATA
DT
ICAO
DTA
Callsign
DTA
Founded 1938 (as DTA)
Hubs Quatro de Fevereiro Airport
Frequent flyer program N/A
Fleet size 9
Destinations 19
Headquarters Luanda
Key people Chairman Eng. Mateus Neto
Website: N/A

TAAG Angola Airlines (Linhas Aéreas de Angola) is the national flag carrier of Angola. Based in Luanda, the airline has a large domestic network and flights to other parts of Africa, Europe and South America. Like South African Airways, TAAG has been one of the few profitable sub-Saharan African airlines. It is 100% state owned by the Angolan government and itself owns 100% of subsidiary Angola Air Charter. Image File history File links TAAG_logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Quatro de Fevereiro Airport (IATA Airport Code: LAD) is located in Luanda, the capital city of Angola. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the largest city and capital of Angola. ... Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the largest city and capital of Angola. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Satellite image The Sahara (Arabic: , aá¹£-á¹£aḥrā´ al-kabÄ«r, The Great Desert, ( )) is the worlds largest hot desert, and second largest desert after Antarctica. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Angola Air Charter is a charter airline based in Luanda, Angola. ...

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History

The airline was originally formed in September 1938 as DTA - Divisão de dos Transportes Aereos, by the Portuguese Colonial Government as a division of the Administration of Railways, Harbours and Air Transport. Operations started on 17 July 1940 using De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplanes. In 1940, the airline was renamed DTA - Linhas Aéreas de Angola. In February 1974, the airline was renamed TAAG - Linhas Aéreas de Angola. In 1975 after the independency from Portugal the airline was named Angola's national flag carrier. During the 1970s the airline acquired several Ilyushin Il-62 aircraft along with Boeing 707 long-haul jets and Boeing 737s arriving in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Fokker F-27s were introduced on domestic routes at this time. The Angolan government formed TAAG Air Angola for domestic operations. The airline relied on smaller jets, such as the Boeing 727 and Boeing 737s, for these local flights. It also used the larger, but older, Boeing 707s, as well as two examples of the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar in the 1990s. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The de Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide was a successful British short-haul passenger airliner of the 1930s. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ilyushin Il-62 is a Soviet long range airliner. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ...


During the late 1980s, political relationships between the United States and Angola deteriorated, and the government of Angola began to buy soviet made airliners in retaliation. Eventually, the government sold the airline to private interests. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The new ownership internationalized TAAG and began flights to six other African countries, as well as to Lisbon, Paris, Rome and Moscow. Lisbon (in Portuguese, Lisboa) is the capital and largest city of Portugal. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronounciation: Moskva), capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 878. ...


Angola's government has enjoyed a long, good relationship with the Cuban government. Seeking a connection with Latin American countries, the now private airline looked forward to starting flights to that Caribbean nation. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


TAAG bought a Boeing 747 with this route in mind. When granted rights to fly to Cuba, TAAG gained the "distinction" of being the only African airline to fly to José Martí International Airport in Havana. However it seems that this route no longer exists. The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... José Martí International Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA) (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí) is located south of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota and Aerocaribbean. ... This article is about the Cuban city. ...


TAAG had planned to commence services to the USA, UAE and China when it receives its third Boeing 777-200ER in late 2006. The first of the two B777s will initially replace the existing fleet of Boeing 747-300 Combis on flights that link Luanda with Johannesburg, Lisbon, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. The third Boeing 777 will be used to launch flights to Dubai and Beijing. The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor César Maia (Democrats) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; Wade-Giles: Peiching or Pei-ching; IPA: ; literally Northern capital;  ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


TAAG Air Angola has been sporadically mentioned in connection with the disappearance of Ben Charles Padilla and N844AA. Ben Charles Padilla Ben Charles Padilla (born 1952 in Pensacola, Florida) is a small airplane pilot, and a jet airplane mechanic, who was lost on May 25 of 2003 in the African country of Angola. ... On May 25, 2003, a Boeing 727 with the registration number N844AA - formerly owned by American Airlines - was stolen from Quatro de Fevereiro Airport in Luanda, Angola. ...


On June 28, 2007, it was announced that the EU is banning TAAG from flying within the EU over safety concerns, effecting July 4. [1] is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


TAAG has sold both 777 to euroAtlantic Airways. euroAtlantic Airways is a charter airline based in Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal. ...


737 Accident

On June 28, 2007, it was reported that a TAAG 737 had crashed in northern Angola. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


News agency Lusa said the Boeing 737 had taken off from the Angolan capital, Luanda, and was trying to land in M'banza Congo in the province of Zaire, which is in northern Angola near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the largest city and capital of Angola. ... Location of Mbanza Kongo in Angola Mbanza-Kongo, formerly known as São Salvador, is the capital of Angolas northwestern Zaire Province. ...


It is understood at least 5 people have been killed and 66 injured. Among those killed in the accident is the municipal administrator of M'banza Congo and a senior Roman Catholic priest from Italy. The priest was named as George Vilanelo. Location of Mbanza Kongo in Angola Mbanza-Kongo, formerly known as São Salvador, is the capital of Angolas northwestern Zaire Province. ...


The airplane was carrying 78 passengers and crashed at 13.30 local time (12.30 GMT).


The agency said the plane lost control upon landing and crashed into a building, destroying it. The director of the Angolan airport authority, Aeroportos de Angola, Celso Rosas told national radio the pilot had missed the runway for an unknown reason, while attempting an emergency landing. It said a number of severely injured passengers were taken to hospital for treatment.


According to aviation sources in Luanda, the aircraft apparently punctured two tyres upon landing, causing one wing to dip and touch the runway. The plane then veered out of control and crashed into the building, they said.[2]


Initial press reports indicated that the airplane touched down about half way down the runway while attempting to land at M'Banza Congo.[3]


The cause of the accident is under investigation.


Destinations

TAAG operates the following services (as at April 2007): // Cabinda Catumbela Dundo Huambo Luanda (Quatro de Fevereiro Airport) Lubango Malanje Menongue Namibe Ondjiva Soyo Ghana Accra (Kotoka International Airport) Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa (Kinshasa International Airport) Republic of Congo Brazzaville (Maya-Maya Airport) Pointe Noire (Pointe Noire Airport...

Fleet

The TAAG fleet includes the following aircraft (at June 2007) [4] : This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

TAAG Air Angola Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
Boeing 737-200ADVANCED 3 130 (12/118) Short haul and regional routes
Boeing 737-700 4 130 Short haul and regional routes
Boeing 777-200ER 0
(1 on order)
305 (30/275) Long haul
Portugal
One to be delivered in October 2007. TAAG had two 777s (D2-TED and D2-TEE) but both were sold to euroAtlantic Airways due to the European Union ban.
Boeing 747-300 Combi 2 Long haul
France, Brazil and South Africa
Total number of aircraft 11
(1 on order)
Updated: March 2007

It is also in negotiation for a Boeing 777-300ER. [5] The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... euroAtlantic Airways is a charter airline based in Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...

2005/2006 Winter Timetable cover

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (412x800, 51 KB) TAAG Airlines timetable published in 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (412x800, 51 KB) TAAG Airlines timetable published in 2005. ...

External links

  • Taag (UK WebSite)
  • Taag (Brasil WebSite)
  • Taag Old Site
  • TAAG Angola Airlines at ATDB: profile, history and events, contacts and management, historical/current/planned aircraft in fleets

References

  1. ^ EU bans TAAG Angola's fleet
  2. ^ TAAG crash at news.com.au
  3. ^ TAAG crash att Aviation Safety Network
  4. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006
  5. ^ Boeing delivers five new aircraft to TAAG
  • AeroTransport Data Bank
  • Boeing Delivery

 
 

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