Aviator Angola is a leading Angolan aviation group with subsidiaries in Aruba, Portugal, Cabo Verde, Austria, DR Congo, Guyana, and Senegal. It operates a Bombardier, Cessna Citation, and Gulfstream fleet of business jets; Beechcraft King Air and Embraer regional airliners; and Leonardo and Bell helicopters. In addition to its ground handling operations, it also offers aircraft asset management and charter services.
The Angolan national carrier, Transportes Aereos de Angola (TAAG), maintains a fleet of 13 Boeing aircraft, including five 737-700 and three 777-200 models. It serves 10 domestic and 10 international destinations.
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TAAG is a member of Star Alliance and offers connections to more than 100 cities in Africa, Europe, North America and South America through its codeshare partners. The airline is seeking opportunities to remodel or refurbish its aircraft as they age. Major component maintenance is performed in-house and the company is looking to expand its GE engine service hub in South Africa and Ethiopia.
In the land of car-jacking, driving outside of Luanda is risky, so taxis are preferable for inter-city travel. For longer trips, it is possible to rent a four-wheel drive or a rental car with driver from companies such as Eco Tur and B Home.
A new passenger train line from the northern town of Malenje to Luanda runs a full schedule and is considered quite modern. The Angolan government plans to connect the three separate railway lines – Luanda, Benguela and Mocamedes – with neighboring countries’ railroads in an ambitious project that is still in early stages.