TAAG Angola Airlines and GOL signed a SPA (Special Prorate Agreement) which will allow Angola’s flagship carrier TAAG to incorporate GOL ́s destinations (in Brazil and Latin America) into its cargo network and portfolio.
GOL has a deep capillarity in the Americas, with more than 200 geographies covered in 72 domestic bases in Brazil and 11 internationals. Within this partnership, TAAG is expanding cargo routes, assuring wider geographic coverage, and becoming more competitive overall. Through this agreement, TAAG is expected to increase the volume of cargo transported yearly while leveraging the company standards to capture new customers and contracts.
As per availability, TAAG is eligible to use hold baggage space on GOL’s commercial flights and freighters (aircraft exclusively for cargo) operated by the Brazilian airline on its domestic and regional routes.
This partnership is especially relevant regarding the current cargo stream between Europe and Latin America – via Luanda – namely documents, small cargo, Courier, e- commerce orders, etc). Currently, TAAG’s cargo segment covers multiple destinations in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya), Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Italy), and the Americas (Brazil and Cuba). Under this SPA agreement, TAAG can also incorporate GOL’s destinations.
B2C, corporate and industrial clusters now benefit from greater options and convenience from TAAG’s cargo services, as it’s always important to reinforce that the customer has full visibility and tracking of the cargo, during the journey.
“The cargo business is essential for TAAG’s competitiveness and sustainability while it is also strategic to position Luanda as an important hub in the region. The partnership with GOL is a window of opportunity to reach new destinations in Brazil and Latin America, aside from that, many economies throughout the southern hemisphere will benefit from the TAAG/GOL collaborative approach”, says the CEO of TAAG, Eduardo Fairen.
Currently, TAAG has five weekly flights connecting São Paulo and Luanda, with the sixth frequency to be added in August 2023.