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Portuguese government sends TAP to Angola to seek Portuguese this Friday

Portuguese airline TAP is preparing two Portuguese repatriation flights on Friday, one to Praia, in Cape Verde, and another to Luanda, in Angola, the carrier announced this Thursday.

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"The Portuguese airline, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE), asked the Government of Angola and Cape Verde for authorization to carry out two extra flights that aim to continue bringing home and more than 400 Portuguese families, as well as transporting medical and humanitarian cargo ", reads a statement released by TAP, which specifies that" flights, to and from Praia, in Cape Verde, and from Luanda, in Angola, for Lisbon, are scheduled for Friday, March 27th".

In the statement, it is stated that "the flights have already been placed in a system, and reservations can be made on the TAP website, www.flytap.com, or at travel agencies".

TAP says that it guarantees "all the safety and operational conditions for these two flights, which, like the extra flights operated by the company to Africa during this week, are taking place in atypical operating conditions, motivated by the various restrictions. imposed by governments and authorities "of countries trying to contain the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.

Recalling that "the Government of Cape Verde has implemented restrictions on flights from Portugal, other European countries with epidemiological outbreaks of covid-19, from Brazil, the USA, Senegal and Nigeria", TAP states that, "considering that flight times allow it ”, will carry out“ return flights”.

As for Angola, "TAP will fly Lisbon-Luanda and Luanda-Faro-Lisbon, changing the crew in Faro and ensuring that crews are not quarantined in Luanda, as prescribed by the Angolan authorities; the flight from Luanda will be operated by an A330 -900neo with capacity to bring 298 passengers", points out in the statement.

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