In an effort to promote trade, business development and mobility between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo and according to market demand, TAAG Angola Airlines will provide an additional frequency on the Luanda – Kinshasa connection, from 14 August.
The Kinshasa route will have four weekly frequencies, departing from Luanda on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, operated by a DASH-8 aircraft, with total capacity of 74 passengers, 64 in economy class and 10 passengers in business class.
Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo shared multiple synergies, and coincidently, the announcement took place as the first Economic Forum Angola – DRC in Kinshasa took place. The main topic of the meeting was “Economic Partnerships towards mutual growth” and brought together government representatives from both countries, corporate representatives, chamber of commerce representatives and other participants.
Angola shares an extensive border with the DRC and a significant flow of bilateral trade. Both countries have developed strong co-operative ties and are integrated into regional organisations such as: the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Gulf of Guinea Commission (CGG) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
Overall, TAAG is deeply committed to providing greater connectivity and convenience services to the customer, positioning Angola as an important hub within the region.