June 9 - Network Airline Management has signed a long-term contract with TAAG Angola Airlines to provide a Boeing 747-400F factory-built freighter to operate a weekly freighter flight from Liege, Belgium to Luanda, Angola.

The aircraft will carry up to 120 tonnes of oil industry-related and general cargo and will also provide export capacity from Angola back to Europe with on forwarding connections worldwide.

Trucking connections from all over Europe into the Liege hub are also offered as part of the agreement as well as interlining facilities from North America, Asia and the Indian sub-continent.

With the capacity to carry oversize cargo and pieces up to 20 m in length, the intention will be to develop the service to twice-weekly in the near future.

Network Airline Management operates a fleet of B747F and MD11F aircraft and has over thirty offices across the globe, and says this will help to assist the commercial development of this new freighter service for TAAG.