Showing posts with label Cabo Verde Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cabo Verde Airlines. Show all posts

21 July, 2023

Cabo Verde Airlines gets its first Boeing 737 MAX jet

This week Cabo Verde Airlines celebrated the delivery of its Boeing 737 MAX jet with a special event at its home base with officials and employees. As part of its new “take-off” rebranding, the airline’s 737- MAX 8 will reconnect the Cape Verdean diaspora and boost tourism for the island nation from Africa, Europe, North America and South America.

“This is a significant moment for Cabo Verde Airlines. With the addition of the Boeing 737-8, we continue to expand our fleet to pre-pandemic levels,” said Sara Pires, Cabo Verde Airlines’ CEO and president. “The delivery of an aeroplane with the capabilities of the 737-8 allows us to meet the growing travel demand to our archipelago country at the crossroads of four continents.”

Cabo Verde Airlines connects four continents with non-stop flights from its hubs in Praia and Sal. The 737-8 is part of the airline’s new “take-off” relaunch strategy. It aims to renew its fleet and expand its network to previously operated routes following the pandemic.

The aircraft was previously delivered to Comair of South Africa shortly before the worldwide grounding of the 737 MAX type following the two fatal crashes of the model due to flawed design and software.  

18 November, 2019

Boston gets a second weekly flight from Cabo Verde Airlines.

It has been confirmed that from the middle of next month the national airline of Cabo Verde will introduce a second weekly flight to Boston.

The airline will start the second rotation from 14th December with a Boeing 757 jet configured with 22 seats in business and 161 in economy classes. The flight will link the island's to Boston's Logan airport on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

The Republic of Cabo Verde, formally known as Cape Verde is an island nation formed of 10 islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean. They are located around 350 miles west of the Cabo Verde peninsular of Africa and are seen as an unspoilt holiday destination.

Portuguese explorers first colonised the islands and until independence was gained in 1975 the islands fell under Portuguese control. Currently, the population is around 548,000 - mostly of mixed European, Moorish, Arab and African heritage.

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20 August, 2019

Cabo Verde to start service to Lagos.

The airline of the Cape Verde Islands,  Cabo Cabo Verde Airlines has confirmed it will start a new service to the Nigerian city of Lagos.

The airline will deploy a 757 to the route configured with 22 business/executive seats and 161 in the economy cabin. The schedule for the new route will see it fly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting on 9th December. 

The airline is currently undergoing a massive expansion programme that has recently seen it announce new routes to various destinations including:

Angola, Brazil and Washington DC, Dakar, Lisbon, Milan, Paris and Rome.

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14 August, 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines to start new service between Sal and Washington Dulles International

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Cabo Verde Airlines confirmed on Tuesday that the carrier will begin a new nonstop service between Sal, Cabo Verde’s Amรญlcar Cabral International Airport (SID) and Washington Dulles International from this December.

The service will start on Sunday 8th December and will operate three times a week and is scheduled to e flown with a Boeing 757 aircraft. This new route is seen as a major development in the carrier's ambition to build up its Sal hub with even more opportunities for travel between the United States and West Africa. 

“As the only airline offering nonstop service between the National Capital Region and Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde Airlines will provide travellers with unprecedented accessibility to the country’s popular leisure destinations, as well as convenient connections to West Africa, South America and beyond,” said Yil Surehan, vice president of Airline Business Development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The new Washington, D.C. service will become Cabo Verde Airlines’ second US gateway.

Flight No.
Days of Operation
0800 / 1245
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
0745 / 1840
Monday, Thursday, Saturday

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02 March, 2019

Icelandair take over Cabo Verde Airlines

Icelandair Group has taken a 51% of the shares of Cabo Verde Airlines and the firm believes there are opportunities to build the company up as a strong hub and spoke airline with Cape Verde as a connecting hub between continents. The group promises that Cabo Verde Airlines will benefit from the experience and knowledge from within Icelandair which has a similar business model.

Loftleidir Icelandic, which is a subsidiary of Icelandair Group, holds a 70% stake in Loftleidir Cabo Verde, and other investors 30%. The acquisition of Cabo Verde Airlines does not have a significant effect on Icelandair Group's financial statements since Cabo Verde Airlines will not be reflected in the Group’s consolidated financial statements. The share will be classified as an associated company.  

The airline said, "Today marks the beginning of the new Cabo Verde Airlines. This is the result of a long process that took time, dedication and, essentially, reliance from the Cape Verdean Government and investors. We are looking towards the future and in making Cabo Verde a point of connection between continents."

24 November, 2018

Icelandair Gropup to take control of Cabo Verde Airlines

Loftleidir Icelandic, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group, has, along with a number of Icelandic investors, put in a legally binding offer to take a controlling 51% of the shares in Cabo Verde Airlines on Cape Verde.

The Cape Verde authorities have been working hard with the Icelandair Group, for a number of years, during August 2017, Loftleidir Icelandic signed a management agreement with the Cape Verde Government on restructuring Cabo Verde Airlines. The agreement also aimed to strengthen the international airport in Cape Verde, to develop the islands as a promising tourist destination and to build an international hub for connecting flights. Coinciding with the agreement, it was announced that the company was due to be privatised. Cabo Verde Airlines already has operating licenses to fly scheduled flights to Europe and the United States.