Angola airline prepares for final Europe flight6 July 2007
Angola’s national carrier, TAAG-Angola Airlines, is set to make its final flight from Europe on Thursday amid a deepening row with the European Union over aviation rights, a senior company official said.
TAAG was put on the European Union’s blacklist due to safety concerns but its UK country manager, Joao Rodrigues, told Reuters the firm hoped the EU would reverse its decision.
“It’s a critical situation. Angola will try to negotiate for the EU to meet again soon so that they can re-evaluate the situation,” he said.