Fly Angola says civil aviation regulator’s decision is unjustified
The Angolan airline, Fly Angola, contested this Monday the 13th, the decision of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), which last week suspended its flights due to an alleged lack of maintenance.
In a press release, the company stated that it “scrupulously” complies with its obligations under the Angola Air Safety Regulation and Maintenance Program and clarified that it was never notified by ANAC for reasons of non-compliance with the Maintenance Program, Regulations or legal order of the Civil Aviation sector.
The company also explained that ANAC did not suspend its air operator certificate, nor did it suspend the airworthiness certificate of the D2-FDF aircraft, so that as soon as it is possible to change the landing gear, FLY ANGOLA will resume its operation.
Founded in 2018, FLY ANGOLA operates with Embraer 145 aircraft, connecting four Angolan provinces by air.
The province of Luanda, Angola’s capital and, both political and economic hub for the country of 33 million habitants. Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, hosts the company’s headquarters.
The mining town of Dundo, one of the company’s most lucrative destinations, is in the province of Lunda Norte and is known for being a diamond exploration hub. Saurimo, another mining town in Angola, which is in Lunda Sul province, is another destination.
In southern Angola, is the second most populous province in the country, Huila, whose capital city is Lubango. At more than 1700 meters of altitude, Lubango has some of the best postcards of Angola like Fenda de Tundavala, Serra da Leba and Cristo Rei. The province also stands out for its potential in agriculture and livestock.
Also in the south of the country is the province of Namibe, whose postcard is the rare plant, welwitschia mirabilis. The economy of this province is essentially based on agricultural, livestock and fishing activities and related industries.
To date, FLY ANGOLA has carried out 1050 flights and transported 34,161 passengers, according to official information.