TAAG Angola Airlines 777-300ER. Courtesy, Boeing

TAAG Angola Airlines has finalized an order for three Boeing 777-300ERs.

The order is valued at $895 million at list prices. TAAG also has options for three more 777s.

The aircraft will be used to grow its route network and route expansion, including direct routes to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal and other European destinations.

"As we prepare our airline to meet increased demand for travel to and from Angola, adding three more Boeing 777-300ERs to our current fleet of five 777s will keep us well positioned as one of Africa's leading airlines," TAAG chairman Antonio Luis Pimentel Araujo said.

TAAG operates three 777-200ERs and two 777-300ERs (ATW Daily News, April 30, 2010) on routes from Luanda, Angola to Lisbon (10X-weekly), Beijing (weekly), Dubai (2X-weekly), Sao Paulo (4X-weekly) and Rio de Janeiro (3X-weekly).

TAAG will configure its 777-300ERs to carry 293 passengers in a three-class configuration.