Flights to and from Luanda limited to 75% of capacity and one third of frequency
The flights to and from Luanda, which can only start when Angola raises the national and provincial health fence, will be limited to 75% of the aircraft’s capacity and one third of the usual frequency, determined the Ministry of Transport.
This is one of the conditions for the return of air travel from Angola to abroad, defined in the aeronautical information circular of the National Institute of Civil Aviation, to which Lusa had access today. International commercial flights have been banned since March 20 to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.
The document, dated July 3, aims to prepare for the gradual resumption of the airline sector from the moment the national and provincial sanitary fence in Luanda is erected, which is in force until Friday.
In addition to the use limit of only 75% of the aircraft’s capacity, as long as the quarantine of passengers from abroad is mandatory, the frequency of scheduled international flights will be reduced to one third “of the established in the bilateral air transport agreements under which companies have been designated ”.
The frequency will only increase to 2/3 due to public health criteria, namely the capacity of passenger monitoring and epidemiological risk assessment of countries, which allow the separation of passengers “with a view to mandatory quarantine” for those with symptoms of covid-19.
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