Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:16 - Updated Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:16
Covid-19: TAAG performs "repatriation flights" to Portugal
Luanda - The Angolan airline TAAG is to carry out, during this month of July, at least eight humanitarian flights for the repatriation of Portuguese and Angolans residing in Portugal or related countries.
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Covid-19: TAAG performs "repatriation flights"
Photo: Gaspar dos Santos
The return of these citizens to the European state, mainly tourists and workers, results from the good diplomatic relations between the two governments, which also allowed thousands of Angolans to return to the country.
Thus, as ANGOP was informed from an aeronautical source, the flag carrier is expected to fly, this July, to the said European destination, according to the schedule on the following days 14, 16, 21, 23,28 and 30, with two flights having already occurred on 7 and 9 July.
According to the programme, the departures take place at 11:30 am in the Angolan capital and the arrivals at 7 pm in Lisbon – on both occasions bringing back home thousands of Angolans stranded in the European country, however complying with all the bio-safety requirements demanded by the health authorities.
Still within the framework of the ten intense scheduled trips of the sort, TAAG brought back home last Thursday (9th), 449 compatriots from South Africa, with two special flights to the city of Johannesburg, where covid-19 is on the rise.
TAAG has carried out humanitarian flights for the repatriation of Angolan citizens from different parts of the globe, according to a plan by the Multi-sector Commission for the Prevention and Combat to Covid-19.
"These flights will benefit Portuguese citizens and holders of residence permits in Portugal or citizens of the Schengen area, authorized to travel to other destinations from Portugal", explained the source.
However, she stressed, the flights are from Luanda to Portugal, and not the other way around, and the same Boeing 777-300 plane can return with one or other “special passenger” duly authorized, outside the commercial context.
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