Papua New Guinea and Angola are looking to have direct flights to China. Government of both the countries are talking to stakeholders to evaluate a way to connect both the countries to Mainland China.
Papua New Guinea & Angola to China
Papua New Guinea, an island nation and Angola, a Central African country are eyeing to have a non-stop connection to Mainland China.
Governor for Guangdong Province of China, Wang Weizhong said that the government is already talking to China Southern Airlines to establish direct flights between Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
He said that opening of this route will improve the business connectivity between Papua New Guinea and Guangdong Province.
Along with this, he also suggested the Papua New Guinea Govt to establish a consulate in Guangzhou to help facilitate visas for business travelers and tourists. Chines private sector and enterprises in PNG have raised this issue that visa applications take a long time to be processed.
Angola to China within 6 months
Apart from PNG, Central African country Angola is also looking to start direct flights to Chinese city Beijing.
Angola’s Transport Minister Ricardo de Abreu announced in Beijing that flights will resume within 6 months. National Airlines TAAG Angola used to fly 2X weeekly service between Angola’s Luanda to Beijing International Airport in China.
The minister during finalising contract for new Luanda Airport assured that TAAG will connect Luanda & Beijing within next 6 months.
About TAAG Angola Airlines
Based at Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, TAAG Angola Airlines operates a fleet of 21 aircraft. This fleet consists of 6 Dash 8, 8 Boeing 777s, 6 Boeing 737s and 1 Airbus A330. The airline has leased the Airbus A330 from Hi Fly Malta. The airline has ordered 15 Airbus A220 aircraft to replace the current fleet of Boeing 737-700s.
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