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26/07/2011: TAAG's second Boeing 777-300ER in Luanda

TAAG's second Boeing 777-300ER in Luanda

The second aircraft Boeing 777-300 ER of the Angolan airline company (TAAG) dubbed “Welwitschia Mirabilis” landed on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10:40a.m. in Luanda from Everett base in Seattle, U.S., with the registration D2-TEG.

The aircraft painted and personalized with the symbol of TAAG, the “Palanca Negra (Black Seable)”, made a non-stop flight which will last nearly 16 hours. The crew was commanded by Nuno Pereira and Mário Coelho.

The second aircraft carried on board Mr. Joaquim Teixeira da Cunha, TAAG Deputy CEO, Luís Eduardo dos Santos, member of the Board, Teresa Muro, Director for planning department of the Ministry of Transportation, MP Adriano Mendes de Carvalho, António da Silva Inácio, Administrator of the Angolan Savings and Credit Bank (BPC) among other officials.

The governor of the south-west Namibe province, Cândida Celeste, unveiled the flag to reveal the aircraft plane “Welwitschia Mirabilis”, a rare carnivorous plant that exists in the Namib Desert.

The recently acquired 777-300ER aircraft is worth USD 375.4 million and has the capacity to fly 293 passengers in its three classes.

It is recalled that the first aircraft of the same type acquired by TAAG arrived in Luanda last June 17, 2011, thus strengthening and modernizing the fleet of the national flag airline company.