TAP launches direct flights to Luanda from Porto

TAP has launched direct flights to Luanda from Porto, starting the airline’s second service to the capital of Angola.

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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.”