TACV – Cabo Verde Airlines (Transportes Aereos de Cabo Verde) (Praia, Cape Verde Islands) is coming to T. F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island starting on June 2. The airline will operate two flights a week with Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The airport issued this statement:
Transportes Aereos de Cabo Verde (TACV), announced the start of service from T. F. Green Airport (PVD) to the Cabo Verde Islands beginning June 2, 2015. The airline will offer two weekly flights on 210-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft to the city of Praia on the island of Santiago on Tuesdays and Fridays through June 30 and will add a third weekly flight on Wednesdays during the peak travel season of July through early September. Additionally, connecting service will be available to other Cabo Verdean islands: Fogo, Sao Vicente, Sal and Boa Vista.
Located about 300 miles off the coast of Senegal, Cabo Verde is renowned for its natural beauty, picturesque beaches, and “morabeza” (Creole for hospitality) of its people. The islands that make up the arrow-shaped archipelago today were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Cabo Verde gained independence in 1975 and remains one of Africa’s most stable democratic governments. Both Portuguese and Creole are spoken by many of the 450,000 Cabo Verdeans who call the island nation home.
Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem/AirlinersGallery.com. TACV-Cabo Verde Airlines Boeing 757-2Q8 D4-CBP (msn 30045) taxies at Paris (CDG).
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