After 27 years of civil war that ended in 2002, Angola was back as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.
If Angola is your destination, chances are you will travel to Luanda International Airport (FNLU / LAD). It is the main airport in Angola and is also the hub of its national carrier TAAG Angola Airlines. FNLU/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 to accommodate the A380.
Other important airports of entry in Angola are-
Aircraft operators are warned that operations at night is challenging and requires prior notification and arrangements.
You should keep the below points in mind when applying for a landing permit in Angola-
Recently, Angola started offering visa 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 (GENDEC), providing they have a valid passport, they are in uniform and are holding their crew ID.
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.
Stay tuned for Part-2 of ‘Business Aviation Operations to Angola’, where we will talk about other important flight support requirements for your trip to Angola.