Emirates announced today it will reinstate two weekly B777-300ER flights between Luanda, Angola and Dubai, increasing capacity to five flights per week between the two cities, starting from 1 July 2018.
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, the carrier said.
“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.
“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,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president of Commercial Operations for Africa.
Emirates started fights from Dubai to Luanda in August 2009 deploying the A330-200 aircraft. 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.