"An aircraft of the Portuguese company euroAtlantic airways (EAA) positioned in Brazil took off this Tuesday (21st) from the International Airport of São Paulo to Angola, International Airport 4 de Fevereiro (LAD), in Luanda, carrying sanitary cargo, which in the current crisis of the new coronavirus, will suppress needs in that State of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) ", the company says in the statement released on Tuesday night.
The flight was scheduled to arrive at Luanda Airport (LAD), this Wednesday morning, with "a cargo that includes medical tests to the covid-19", explained the air carrier.
EuroAtlantic airways, in addition to having a strong historical relationship with Brazil, also maintains close commercial relations with the Angolan aviation industry, he says.
The Portuguese company had already operated, from Luanda, last weekend, a flight for the repatriation of Brazilian citizens who worked in Angola.
In the statement, the airline said that it has been incorporating "Brazilian technicians in its staff, with the intention of using these professionals (...) to extend the activity to the South Atlantic".
The objective is to "provide additional capacity to airlines, as well as to support the Ministry of Tourism and EMBRATUR in more national and international arrivals to Brazilian tourist destinations", he specifies.