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TAAG Angola Airlines

TAAG Angola Airlines is based in Luanda, Angola. The airline often runs incredible flight specials from Cape Town Johannesburg to Europe and Africa. See the latest deals available on the booking engine on the left.

TAAG is 100% owned by the Angolan government and has been in operation since 1938. Before it changed its name to TAAG in 1974 it was known as DTA Diviso de dos Transportes Aereos and later DTA Linhas Areas de Angola.

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See our flights to Angola page, for a full discussion of flight connections between South Africa and the DRC.

Luggage Allowance

These baggage regulations depend on the route you're travelling on. You can confirm your luggage allowance either on your ticket or on TAAG's website.

Economy Class

Business Class

First Class

5 kg OR 8 kg Hand luggage

8 kg OR 2 x 8 kg Hand luggage items

2 x 8 kg Hand luggage items

30 kg OR 2 x 23 kg Checked bags

40 kg OR 2 x 32 kg Checked bags

3 x 32 kg Checked bags


Frequent Flyer Programme: Umbi Umbi Club

The Umbi Umbi Club is TAAG's frequent flyer program, named after a common bird in Angola.

The club has 3 tiers - Classic, Silver & Gold. Miles can be used to purchase airline tickets with TAAG (for the member or for another person) or to upgrade a ticket to a higher class. Depending on your status you can take advantage of airport lounges, special check-in queues and extra baggage allowances.

You can sign up online or with their call centre at +244923190000.


From Cape Town

  • Brazzaville
  • Lisbon
  • Luanda
  • Porto
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Paulo

From Johannesburg

  • Brazzaville
  • Lisbon
  • Luanda
  • Porto
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Paulo
  • Sao Tomei & Pricipe

Flights Via Luanda, Angola

To Europe
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Ajaccio, France
  • Biarritz, France
  • Bordeaux, France
  • Brest, France
  • Marseille, France
  • Montpellier, France
  • Nantes, France
  • Nice, France
  • Paris, France
  • Pau, France
  • Rennes, France
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Toulon, France
  • Toulouse, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Porto, Portugal
  • London, UK
To Africa
  • Cabinda, Angola
  • Catumbela, Angola
  • Dundo, Angola
  • Huamo, Angola
  • Kuito, Angola
  • Lubango, Angola
  • Luena, Angola
  • Menongue, Angola
  • Namibe, Angola
  • Ongiva, Angola
  • Saurimo, Angola
  • Soyo, Angola
  • Douala, Cameroon
  • Sal, Cape Verde
  • Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Brazzavile, Congo
  • Kinshasa, Congo
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Bastia, Poretta
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Maputo, Mozambique
  • Windhoek, Namibia
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Beijing, China
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cabin Classes

TAAG operates three tier cabin classes out of South Africa and on several other routes. Some cabins are only configured for two classes, Economy and Business.

This is what a business class meal looks like:

TAAG Business Class Inflight meal


TAAG operates a fleet of 15 aircraft and has a new Boeing 777-300ER and 737-700s.

Codeshare Agreements

TAAG has entered codeshare agreements with Air France, Brussels Airlines, British Airways and Lufthansa. These agreements allow passengers to connect seamlessly onto regional flights.

History of TAAG

  • 21 Sep 2013. TAAG adds a 2nd weekly frequency from Luanda to Beijing, and plans to start a 3rd in 2014. "We are the only African airline that employs Chinese crew", said Antonio Inacio, TAAG's director in Beijing. TAAG's flights are scheduled to leave Luanda at 04h15 on Mondays and Fridays (flight DT690) and return at 03h10 on Tuesdays & Saturdays (flight DT691).

  • 31 Mar 2013. TAAG operates flights from Cape Town to Luanda, from 31 March to 26 October 2013; on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays; using a Boeing 737.

  • 14 Nov 2008. The EU extends a ban on TAAG Angola Airlines to all airlines certified in Angola.

  • 4 Jul 2008. For safety reasons, the EU bans TAAG Angola Airlines from flying in the European Union.

  • 28 Jun 2007. A TAAG Boeing 737 crashes in northern Angola.

  • Nov 2006. TAAG acquires 2 Boeing 777-200ER and 4 Boeing 737-700NG.

  • 8 Jul 1997. TAAG acquires its first Boeing 747.

  • 1995. The Luanda - Lusaka flight route is reopened.

  • 1994. The Luanda - Johannesburg flight route is opened.

  • 1993. The Luanda - Harare flight route is opened.

  • 1976. The first jet, a Boeing 737, is acquired.

  • 1975. With the proclamation of independence from Portugal, TAAG is named Angola's national flag-carrier.

  • Feb 1974. The airline is renamed TAAG – Linhas Aéreas de Angola.

  • 1962. The first Fokker F-27 Friendship aircraft is acquired.

  • 1948. The first Douglas DC-3 aircraft is acquired.

  • 1940. The airline is renamed DTA – Linhas Aéreas de Angola.

  • 17 Jul 1940. The DTA starts operating flights using De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplanes.

  • Sep 1938. The Portuguese Colonia Government of Angola creates the DTA - the Division of Air Transport in Angola (Divisão dos Transportes).


TAAG Angola Airlines is the 100% owner of Angola Air Charter.

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