8herveg
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Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:26 am

I was just looking at the 'Destinations and Airlines' menu on the BAA Gatwick website, and noticed that Angola Airlines is now on the drop down menu, with a service to Luanda.

Does anyone know about this? Didn't read anything in the media or on here.

Hope its with one of their B777s! Great livery IMO.

What is the schedule of this flight?
 
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:49 am

Their 777 fleet is pretty much maxed out serving Lisbon and Paris although they also occasionally serve JNB. I wonder how they would get LGW in there too. But they still have the 747.
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:55 am

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
I was just looking at the 'Destinations and Airlines' menu on the BAA Gatwick website, and noticed that Angola Airlines is now on the drop down menu, with a service to Luanda.

Does anyone know about this? Didn't read anything in the media or on here.

Hope its with one of their B777s! Great livery IMO.

What is the schedule of this flight?

I believe this is a code-share flight with British Airways using 767-300 aircraft?
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:59 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 2):
I believe this is a code-share flight with British Airways using 767-300 aircraft?

Can't be.

BA is once weekly with the Boeing 777-200/ER, from LHR.  checkmark 
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwi

Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:02 am

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 3):

Can't be.

BA is once weekly with the Boeing 777-200/ER, from LHR. checkmark

This is what I got from Taag's website:

Luanda Londres Toda semana, s/e DSTQQSS 23:55 07:35 + DT606 767 FCY

But according to Amadeus:

Taag
DT 606
4 De Fevereiro (LAD), Luanda, Angola 21:10

Gatwick (LGW), London, United Kingdom 05:40+1 day(s)
Non-stop
777 8h30min Friday

[Edited 2007-04-02 04:03:45]
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:05 pm

The new TAAG service to LGW should start on April 26th, using their own 777.....(any news about this?)

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 3):
BA is once weekly with the Boeing 777-200/ER, from LHR

The British Airways LHR-LAD flights (with TAAG currently code-sharing) see a wide variety of the LHR based 777. The ones that are deployed to Luanda are usually early arrivals from a North American destination (such as IAD, YYC, etc.).

During the last three months following B777 were used

30/03/2007 G-VIIM
23/03/2007 G-VIIW
16/03/2007 G-VIIG
09/03/2007 G-VIIM
02/03/2007 G-VIIV
23/02/2007 G-VIIK
16/02/2007 G-YMMM
10/02/2007 G-VIIE
09/02/2007 G-VIIH
02/02/2007 G-RAES
26/01/2007 G-VIIW
19/01/2007 G-VIIX
12/01/2007 G-VIIH
05/01/2007 G-VIIV
 
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:38 pm

TAAG operates, actually, one weekly flight from LAD to LHR on saturday to London Heathrow and from April 27th, another weekly flight to London Gatwick on friday.

Flights are operated with 777 equipment.

Apart of this new flight to LGW, DT started operations from Sao Tome e Principe Island to LIS last week with 73G twice a week. Now, this route has massive flights: Air Luxor Sao Tome e Principe operates weekly flight with 752 and TP operates another weekly flight (with stop in SID) with 313 equipment.

Very strange. This route was unserved a year ago...

What can I do in Sao Tome e Principe if I'm flying there?
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:10 am

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 6):
TAAG operates, actually, one weekly flight from LAD to LHR on saturday to London Heathrow

DT606? It's the BA codeshare, on BA76. Operated by a B777-200ER.
 
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:20 am

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 6):
What can I do in Sao Tome e Principe if I'm flying there?

Very simple: Find oil. The deep waters around STP are a much sought after exploration area
 
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:20 am

TAAG are supposed to be at North Terminal when (if) they do start up, but nobody is holding their breath too hard.
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:45 am

Once weekly eff 27APR07.

It's a bit strange since LGW is DT606 and codeshare with BA to LHR is also DT606.
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RE: Angola Airlines Starts Flights To London Gatwick?

Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:40 am

It is apparently going to happen - weekly flight from LGW on Thursdays, back on Saturdays.

[Edited 2007-04-02 22:45:41]

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