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Flights to Angola

It is worth remembering that the Angolan national carrier TAAG is currently under blanket ban in the European Union for poor standards of maintenance. While practically this is a source of concern, the only incident reported has been an air crash in northern Angola in 2007 involving an TAAG flight that killed 5 people and injured 66.

Angola has one functioning international airport, the Quatro de Fevereiro Airport (4 February) situated in the capital city of Luanda. It also has a number of smaller, domestic airports in various stages of dysfunctionality.

Several international carriers operated direct routes in and out of Quatro de Fevereiro, connecting with a number of international capitals. These include Aeroflot from Moscow via Jeddah, Air France from Paris, British Airways from London, Brussels Airlines from Brussels, China Southern Airlines from Guangzhou (pending), KLM from Amsterdam (pending), Lufthansa from Frankfurt, and TAP from Lisbon.

The only trans-continental flights offered by TAAG are to Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, with some suggestion of a resumed service to Paris.

A reasonably good network of local connections is offered from Luanda, and in fact almost all internal travel is by air. Local airlines are notorious for haphazard maintenance, however all UN personnel in the country are advised to use Sonair and Air Gemini for internal and domestic travel, which might not say much, but is a point worth remembering.