Angola Airlines (TAAG) has agreed today to purchase 3 Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) jetliners. The value of the deal is $895 million at list prices but Angola will pay somewhat less than that figure.
The airline also has an option to purchase 3 more 777-300ERs in the future:
“Boeing and TAAG share a strong partnership dating back more than 37 years. We continue to build on that relationship to ensure we share the next 35 years together,” said Van Rex Gallard, vice president of Sales for Africa, Latin America, and Caribbean, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “TAAG operates an all-Boeing fleet and adding three more 777s to its fleet will help TAAG continue to meet its growing demand with products designed for passenger comfort and airline profitability.”
Commercial aviation is growing in Africa and outpacing most of the world in demand increase as more people fly in to and out of the continent:
“As we prepare our airline to meet increased demand for travel to and from Angola, adding three more Boeing 777-300ERs to our current fleet of five 777s will keep us well positioned as one of Africa’s leading airlines,” said TAAG Chairman Dr. Antonio Luis Pimentel Araujo. “Our customers prefer the comfort of the Boeing airplanes, particularly the 777, and we are proud to add more of what our customers want to our fleet.”
TAAG’s current 777 fleet consists of three 777-200ER and two 777-300ER aircraft. The 777s currently operate on flights to Lisbon, Beijing, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
For more information on TAAG Angola Airlines click HERE.
For more on the Boeing 777-300ER click HERE.
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