Planenutz From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1281 posts, RR: 11 Posted (5 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
A friend of mine managed to snag a copy of the TAAG inflight magazine from a flight last month. He gave it to me and after looking through it have a few questions that maybe someone can answer.
According to the route map:
Havana is still a scheduled destination. I believe it was operated many years ago from Luanda via Sal with an IL-62. The map indicates a non-atop flight from LAD. Is HAV an active route? If not, what's the deal?
It appears that LIS is now served non-stop from Sao Tome. When did this flight begin and what's it's schedule?
London is indicated as s future destination. Any news on this?
The new LAD-PEK flight seems to operating non-stop. Is it with the new 777-200ER or one of the older 747's?
According to the fleet page, the following are currently in service: 777-200ER, 747-300 Combi, 737-700, and 737-200.
Where in their network are the 747's still being used? Will these planes be phased out and replaced with the 777's?
Lastly, what exactly is the airline's status with the EU blacklist? The president's message in the beginning of the magazine says that in 2007 "Unexpected situations have occur ed, and we ran into some turbulence, but it did not throw up off course: we still concentrate uncreasingly (sic) on striving for perfection. In, fact, the difficulties led us to look closely again at the work we have done strengthening our internal cohesion and opening the way to an unhindered change for the better." Though this doesn't address the blacklist directly, I assume it's what it's about.