TAAG Angola Airlines Reviews


TAAG Angola Airlines Reviews

TAAG Angola Airlines (Portuguese: Linhas Aéreas de Angola), is the state-owned flag carrier of Angola. Based in Luanda, the airline operates domestic services within Angola, as well as medium-haul services in Africa and long-haul services to Brazil, Cuba, China and Portugal. The airline was originally set up by the government in 1938; TAAG is an acronym for Transportes Aéreos Angolanos.

As of December 2011, TAAG Angola Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines: Air France, Air Namibia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Kenya Airways, LAM Mozambique Airlines, Lufthansa, and Royal Air Maroc. All TAAG long-haul aircraft are equipped with AVOD entertainment throughout all cabins. Known as Palanca, there are two variations throughout the Boeing 777 fleet. Rockwell Collins’ dTES system is installed on the B777-200ERs, while the newer B777-300ERs possess the Thales TopSeries™ Audio Video On-demand System. The B737-700 fleet features drop-down LCD screens, used to show cabin-wide movies and a moving map display. Additionally, TAAG has an in-flight magazine and an in-flight entertainment guide, both known as austral. Branded as HighFly Economic Class, TAAG’s long-haul economy class cabin is equipped with AVOD in-flight entertainment. The seats feature footrests and winged headrests for extra comfort. Pillows and blankets are given to all economy class passengers, and hot meals are served on all international flights. Business Class, known as Executiva Class, is found on all TAAG aircraft. On the Boeing 777 fleet, the seats are angled lie-flat with AVOD in-flight entertainment in each seat. Amenity kits, pillows, and blankets are given to all Business Class passengers. First Class, branded as Diamond First Class, is only available on TAAG’s Boeing 777 aircraft. First class features fully flat-bed seats with AVOD in-flight entertainment. Additionally, amenity kits, pillows, and blankets are given to first class passengers. TAAG has its corporate headquarters in Luanda, Angola. Originally set up within a government department, TAAG Angola Airlines remains 100% owned by the Government of Angola, although it now has a formal corporate structure and with a board of directors. The airline also has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America,[57] and opened an office in Chaoyang District, Beijing, in 2010. TAAG – Angola Airlines in turn is the sole owner of Angola Air Charter, also based in Luanda, that operates cargo charters in Africa.

As of July 2013, TAAG Angola Airlines serves 29 destinations, including 12 domestic, ten in Africa, three in Latin America, two in Europe, and two in the Middle East and Asia.

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