New flight to link Dubai to oil-rich Angola

LUANDA - Oil-rich Angola is to have three weekly flights to Dubai, Emirates Airline announced Wednesday, giving a new route for Asian migrant workers and petroleum businesses to reach the African country.

By (AFP)

Published: Wed 8 Apr 2009, 9:13 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:29 AM

The route, due to begin in August, will be served by an Airbus A330-200, and will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

“This new Luanda flight provides enormous potential to develop air travel into Angola,” Tim Clark, Emirates Airline president, said in a statement.

The new route follows the launch of Beijing-Luanda services by Air China and Angolan state airline TAAG late last year.

Angola has been one of the world’s fastest growing economies since the end of its 27-year civil war in 2002 and vies with Nigeria as Africa’s biggest crude exporter.

Many post-war reconstruction projects have received financing from Beijing, which flies in Chinese workers.

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