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Monday, March 30, 2009

How to get to | Angola

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Silje L Bakke

Most visitors to Angola arrive by air, with the only safe land border (at time of writing) being with Namibia and involving a long journey by car. A handful of airlines fly to Angola (all to Luanda) including:

  • Star Alliance - Lufthansa (from Frankfurt), South African (from Johannesburg), TAP (from Lisbon)
  • Oneworld - British Airways (from London LHR)
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot (from Moscow SVO) , Air France (from Paris CDG)
  • Other selected - TAAG Angola Airlines (from Dubai, Lisbon, Paris CDG, Rio, and various African cities)

TIP Fares to Angola are very high - hopefully this will change as more airlines begin flying there. Book as far ahead as possible. Try to get on an award.

TIP On Star Alliance and Sky Team round the world fares, Angola will use a considerable portion of the mileage allowance. On Oneworld Angola is not possible to include in an around the world ticket (without an African surface segment) due to back-tracking rules, and with some exceptions will require entry or exit to the continent through flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong or Johannesburg and Sydney.

1 comment:

The Global Traveller said...

A reader has pointed out that sometimes British Airways has decent business class fares to Luanda. Thanks for the info.