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Business Aviation Operations to Angola

by Admin on August 30, 2022

 Angola

 

  • Capital: Luanda
  • Languages: Portuguese
  • Currency: Kwanza
  • Population: 33,086,278
  • Weekend: ( Saturday and Sunday )

 

Angola, sometimes known as the Republic of Angola, is a nation on southern Africa’s west coast. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa and the second largest Lusophone nation in terms of both population and total area.

Zambia to the east, Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west are its neighbors. The exclave province of Cabinda in Angola borders both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.

 

Important Airports in Angola

 

If Angola is your destination, chances are you will travel to Luanda International Airport (LAD).

It is the main airport in Angola and is also the hub of its national carrier TAAG Angola Airlines.

LAD operates 24 hours and is not slot coordinated.

Working towards its goal of expansion, a new modern airport is currently under construction. It is around 40 kilometers from Luanda. The airport aims to handle 15 million passengers annually and accommodate the A380.

 

Other important airports of entry in Angola are:

  • Cabinda International Airport (FNCA/CAB)- operates from 05:00 to 23:00 local time
  • Lubango Mukanka (FNUB/SDD)
  • Ondjiva Ondjiva (FNGI/VPE)

Aircraft operators are warned that operations at night are challenging and require prior notification and arrangements.

 

Flight Permits

Any commercial airline or owner of a business jet that wants to fly over Angola aerospace must apply for and receive prior clearance for overflight licenses.

You might need some pre-flight information about Angola overflight and landing permissions and their requirements as a flight dispatcher.

 

What Information Is Necessary To Obtain a Permit for Overflights Over Angola?

  • The entire flight schedules
  • Points of Entry and Exit
  • Lead Passenger Information ( Only for Passenger Flight )
  • Details of the Consignee and Consignor (Only for Cargo Flights)

According to official statements, “NO CAA Processing Fees” are charged when Angola Overflight Permits are issued.

 

Who Will Issue Flight Permits for Angola?

  • INAVIC, Angola’s National Institute of Civil Aviation
  • Institutional National Aviation Authority, Caixa Postal 569, Luanda, Angola
  • the Angola Civil Aviation Authority is open from 07:00Z till ( 1400Z ).

 

Things To Remember To Obtain a Landing Permit

 

  • It is required for all types of flights, even for private, technical stops, and ambulance flights.
  • The permit must be applied through a local licensed agent.
  • The lead time for issuance of landing permits in Angola is 72 hours and it will be valid for 72 hours from the ETD.
  • Any change in the route or the aircraft will require revalidation of the permit, but the permit number will continue to be the same.
  • INAVIC charges a civil aviation royalty for each passenger flying into and out of Angola.
  • The airport authority ENANA also charges a one-time fee.
  • Cargo is subject to royalty as well.
  • INAVIC requires the entity which obtained the landing permit to pay the royalty fee and not the entity which provided the handling services.
  • Permits over the weekends and public holidays can be granted only for emergencies.
  • Medical evacuation flight landing permit can be issued in 6 hours.
  • Cargo flights normally take 7 days, as non-objection from the national carrier is required.
  • When departing, filing a flight plan through the AFTN communication network is not enough. The flight plan must be filed locally, to ensure that the permit is valid, and the fees and royalty are paid.

In some countries where the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) are only permitted to process permits through local agents, we have a very professional local representative team available to support our valued customers so that we would be able to arrange landing permits on short notice period. We have direct contact with the CAA throughout the world. Contact us

 

 

Are Airport Slots Required?

No, though during significant aviation events slots might be needed

 

Visa Requirements for Crew and Passengers

Recently, Angola started offering visas on arrival to 61 nationalities. For others, unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries, they must obtain a visa prior to their arrival. The Angolan consulates normally require the passengers to appear in person.

Your flight and cabin crew, irrespective of their nationality, do not need a visa to enter Angola. They can enter on General Declaration (GEN-DEC), providing they have a valid passport, they are in uniform, and are holding their crew ID.

On the Gen Dec, they can stay in Angola for 72 hours without a visa.

Angola might not be a top tourist destination, but with the budding business aviation market, the odds are high that you will be flying there in the near future. Let us help you with your flights to Angola, to ensure a successful and on-time flight. Talk to our trip planning experts to discuss how you can offer a seamless flight experience to your clients.

 

Ground Handling Services, FBO, and aircraft parking

GHASSIST, is the main commercial ground handling company in the airports of Angola, operating since 1997.

For your clients and crew, it is best to use the state-of-the-art FBO, operated in the general aviation terminal of FNLU, by the Angolan aircraft operator Best Fly. Along with 24 hours customs and immigration facilities, the FBO has three VIP lounges for passengers and crew, and a parking capability of up to 200 cars with free parking while flying. Best Fly also has VIP lounges in Catumbela (FNCT / CBT), which operates from 05:00 to 23:00, and Lubango (FNUB / SDD).

Parking in Angola is normally decided by the airport authority ENANA and not the ground handling company. At Luanda, the authorities will send a ‘follow me car’ which will guide the aircraft to the parking place assigned to the aircraft

Whether it is an ad-hoc or scheduled flight, iJET Flight Support will ensure that the aircraft, crew, passengers, and cargo are taken care of from its landing to takeoff because we understand that high quality and customized ground handling services, at the best price, are the essential components of a successful flight. We provide comprehensive, top-notch cargo, ramp, passenger, and fuel stop services to our clients in Angola and other parts of the world.

 

What Details Must Be Provided in Advance in Order To Arrange Ground Handling?

The best advice is to submit full flight information, including passenger information, crew information, and an estimated arrival time, before arriving. A copy of the most recent passenger manifest and GENDEC will really be quite helpful in speeding up your arrival and departure procedures.

There are still departure and arrival-departure cards available, and if your handler has the necessary information, they can fill them out and alert immigration prior to your arrival.

 

Essentials for Aviation Fuel in Angola

There is no shortage of JET A1 in Angola, but AVGAS is not easily available. We highlight the vital factors you should know before planning your aviation fuel services in Angola.

 

  • Sonangol is the sole fuel supplier and into-plane agent in Angola. It’s governmentally owned and operated.
  • It does not accept fuel cards or credit cards. Payment of fuel is preferred to be done through a reseller who has a contract with Sonangol.
  • If you want a faster and more efficient aviation fuel service, opt for refueling at Best Fly’s FBO in FNLU. Best Fly, in agreement with Sonangol, operates its own dedicated fuel bowser for refueling executive aircraft at its FBO in FNLU. This has ensured faster turn-around time and a better refueling process.

iJET is the dependable re-seller of aviation fuel, providing high-quality jet fuel to all types of aircraft. Contact us

 

Inflight Catering

LSG Sky Chef is the best in-flight catering service provider in Angola. For more variety, you can always get your in-flight catering arranged from reputed hotels and restaurants in Angola.

Where to stay?

With Angola’s cost of living being one of the highest in Africa, hotels in the country are generally more expensive compared to other parts of the world. You can expect to pay $400 to $500 per room per night including breakfast and tax for 4- and 5-star hotels. For your client’s perfect stay, select one of the top 10 luxury hotels in Angola.

For your crew, the best options would be Convenções de Talatona, Tropico Hotel, Baia Hotel, Epic Sana, Alvalde Hotel, and Skyna Hotel. They are all approximately 8 – 12 kilometers from the airport.

 

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