TAP has launched direct flights to Luanda from Porto, starting the airline’s second service to the capital of Angola.
The new intercontinental route from Portugal’s second biggest city will connect the two destinations, with a twice a week service via TAP’s fleet of next generation Airbus A330neos.
TAP first launched flights to Luanda from its Lisbon base in 1957, flying customers to the then Portuguese colony, on the west coast of Southern Africa.
Now the new TAP service will double the routes from Portugal to Angola and offer even more flexibility for the airline’s business and growing leisure customers.
Ricardo Dinis, TAP Air Portugal Country Manager for UK, Ireland and Nordics, said: “We have flown to Luanda from Lisbon since 1957 and have seen the potential for greater opportunities in this market so we know customers will welcome the launch of our new twice-weekly service from Porto.
“With now two routes to choose from with TAP for travel to the Angolan capital, we believe we can offer a great new alternative service from Portugal’s second city to the growing Port city of Luanda.”
The new flights from Porto will leave Francisco Sá Carneiro airport on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1:30pm, arriving in Luanda at 9:35pm after a ADD TIME journey
In the opposite direction, the service will depart from Quatro de Fevereiro airport at 11:20pm for its overnight flight, arriving into Porto at 7:45am the following day.
Customers flying to Angola with TAP can enjoy competitive fares starting from as little as £549 in Economy Class, and £2,365 in Executive Class, including all taxes and charges.
TAP’s flights between Porto and Luanda are operated by a next generation A330neo model, with capacity for a total of 298 customers, with 34 fully flat beds in Executive Class and
264 seats in Economy Class.