Authorities shift inaugural flight between Luanda and Sal

Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The inaugural Luanda-Sal flight, a monthly link between the 4 de Fevereiro airport in Luanda, Angola and the Amilcar Cabral airport on the Cape Verde island of Sal initially slated for Wednesday has been postponed to Saturday for technical reasons, sources said here.
The postponement was announced by Cape Verde news agency INFOPRESS, citing the country's ambassador to Angola, Silvino da Luz, at the end of talks between the two governments.
On Saturday, a delegation will board a Boeing 737-200 of Angolan airline TAAG, which will stop over in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
With the inaugural flight, 100 passengers, mostly businessmen, will contact their Cape Verde counterparts for cooperation and partnership prospects.
The opening of the line between Luanda and Sal followed official discussions last June between ministerial delegations from Cape Verde and Angola, led by Prime Ministers Jose Maria Neves and Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos respectively.
Through the new link, authorities in the two countries intend to create the conditions for smooth movement of people and goods between Cape Verde and Angola.

04 september 2003 23:41:00

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