Sandy beaches, rain forests and a diverse ecosystem make Brazil one of the most iconic places in the world. Home to legendary cities including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Salvador - travellers should prepare for one big adventure.
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About TAAG Airlines
It is also known as TAAG Angola Airlines and it is Angola’s national flag carrier. This airline has been in existence since 1938 and the Angolan government owns 100% of it. It used to be known as DTA Diviso de dos Transportes Aereos, then DTA Linhas Areas de Angola and then the airlines name changed to TAAG, its current name, in 1974.
TAAG Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg & Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, returning on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo operate on every day of the week. Flights from Cape Town to Sao Paulo operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednsdays and Fridays, returning on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
TRAVEL PLANNING: Quick Guide to Brazil: Visa-free travel for South Africans
Here's what you need to know if you go:
Visas: Not required for holders of South African passports for stays of up to 30 days.
Passport validity: Passports need to be valid for at least 30 days after the return date.
National Carrier: Though Brazil has no (majority) state-owned national carrier, LATAM Brasil is the largest international airline in the country.
Airport Hub: Guarulhos International Airport (São Paulo)
Useful app to download: GRU Airport (iOS, Android) app for flight tracking and information.
Flight Route Access:
South Africans have a variety of options to choose from when deciding on how to get to Brazil. Airlines servicing the South African market include; Ethiopian Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Kiwi International Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, LAN Airlines and TAAG Angola Airlines.
Flight time: Johannesburg to São Paulo: 10 hours, 35 minutes. Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro: 16 hours, 30 minutes.
Currency: Brazilian Real (R$)
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