The decision to intervene in the operation of air transport in support of oil drilling platforms, led to the creation of the Division of Aeronautics of Sonangol (the national oil company of Angola) on October 10th 1979.
|Founded||February 16, 1998|
|Hubs||Quatro de Fevereiro Airport|
|Fleet size||9 Airplanes + 32 Helicopters|
|Company slogan||“Wings of Tranquility”|
|Parent company||Sonangol Group|
|Key people||João Alves Andrade (President), Manuel Vicente|
On The February 16th, 1998, the Directorate of the SonAir Air line is formed as a Sonangol subsidiary under the designation of SonAir Air Service, SARL. After that the designation changed to SonAir Air Service, S.A, whose registered capital is 100% by the State, divided into 90% by Sonangol E.P and 10% Sonangol Sonangol Holdings.
Its business model is to transport helicopters serving the oil industry in Angola, transporting people to the facility.
Sonair is also the first to provide passenger and cargo directly between Angola and the United States . The airline makes three weekly flights between Houston and Luanda with a Boeing 747-400 (10 First Class, 36 Business Class and 143 economy class seats), operating a scheme ACMI by Atlas Air.
SonAir operates flights to Cabinda, Catumbela, Lubango and Soyo.
In addition depending on the client demand SonAir has as well available aircrafts to do charter flights to required destinations inside Angola, regional and others.
The most frequent destinations are the cities of Catumbela with 8 weekly flights followed by Soyo with 7 flights, Lubango with 6 flights and finally Cabinda with 3 flight per week.
|Eurocopter Dauphin AS 365N3||5|
|Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma||8|
|Sikorsky S-76C+ and S-76C++||9|
|Embraer Legacy 600||10|
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