Trade to benefit from Emirates’ increased frequency to Luanda
June 13, 2018: In a latest move, Emirates will reinstate two weekly flights between Luanda – capital of Angola and Dubai, increasing capacity to five flights per week between the two cities, starting from July 1, 2018. Customers can look forward to a daily service starting from the winter schedule.
The airline has deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 310 in Economy Class, with 360 seats on offer in a three-class configuration.
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.
"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. We remain committed to serving our customers in Angola with not only advanced aircraft, but also more innovative product and service options,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president of Commercial Operations for Africa. “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," added Abbas.
With the increased frequency to Luanda, Emirates will offer passengers even more convenient access to other destinations in its network, including 35 destinations in the Middle East, 18 in Asia and more than 20 destinations in the Americas and Australia.
The Dubai-headquartered airline started fights from Dubai to Luanda in August 2009 deploying the Boeing 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.