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Angola airline orders Boeing plans worth nearly $900 million

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on April 5, 2012 at 9:10 am |
April 5, 2012 9:13 am

TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola, the flag carrier of the African nation of Angola, has ordered three Boeing 777-300ER airliners, the aerospace company and the airline announced this week.

At list prices, that purchase is worth $895 million. The airline also secured purchase rights for three additional 777-300ERs.

The airline already flies five 777s.

The airline said it plans to expand its network with direct flights to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal and other European destinations from Luanda, Angola’s capital. Angola was a Portuguese colony until 1975.

TAAG will configure the planes to carry 293 passengers in a three-class arrangement.

The aircraft will be built in Boeing’s wide-body assembly plant at Everett’s Paine Field.

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