In a statement, the airline states that TAP's regular operation includes three weekly flights, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing from Lisbon at 1:55 pm and in the opposite direction, departing from Luanda at 11:20 pm.
TAP also recalls that it has never stopped flying between Portugal and Angola, since over the past few months it has carried out several repatriation flights between the two countries.
TAP's plan to resume operations, which now includes commercial flights to Luanda, will be adjusted whenever circumstances require, in view of the dynamics of the impositions and restrictions of the various countries and markets, due to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as the demand says the airline.
On 9 September, TAP had already told Lusa to be prepared to resume flights between Portugal and Angola as soon as the restrictions due to the pandemic were lifted, but that it wanted to restart the operation with four weekly flights to Luanda.
The Government then announced that it will reopen airspace to international flights as of September 21, having reopened to domestic flights on September 14, no longer authorization to enter the country.
Angola closed its air borders on 20 March. The country currently has 3848 cases of covid-19 and 147 deaths.