De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited delivered the first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG Angola Airlines on Friday. The order was disclosed on June 18, 2019 during a ceremonial signing event at the Paris Air Show.
"We selected the Dash 8-400 aircraft to support our development of a stronger domestic network and also to support our regional and international networks," said Rui Carreira, chairman and chief executive officer, TAAG Angola Airlines. "With our acceptance of our first Dash 8-400 aircraft, we are continuing to implement our restructuring strategy and enhancing our service to smaller communities. The Dash 8-400 aircraft is well known for its comfortable passenger amenities, operational versatility and outstanding economics, which will be critical for TAAG's operations where large aircraft are not economical. We look forward to its introduction to our fleet and to the diligent, ongoing support of De Havilland Canada's teams as we build our network.”