Category Archives: Cabo Verde Airlines

Cabo Verde Airlines suspends all operations for at least 30 days

Cabo Verde Airlines has made this announcement:

The unprecedented circumstances triggered by the further proliferation of coronavirus, Covid-19, poses a threat not only to the aviation industry, and tourism, but in general to the economy and social connectivity.

As a result of the progressive spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19th pandemic in more than 150 countries, many countries have already imposed temporary travel bans requiring airlines to suspend their activities.

Consequently, Cabo Verde Airlines informs its customers that in view of this situation, and taking into account the action of the Government of Cabo Verde to close the country´s borders, Cabo Verde Airlines will suspend all its transport activities from March 18, 2020 and for a period of at least 30 days.

The Government of Cabo Verde banned flights to Italy at the end of February, leading the company to suspend flights to Rome and Milan. The Government decided, as of March 18, to ban all air connections with Portugal and all European countries with Covid-19 cases, as well as for the United States of America, Brazil, Senegal and Nigeria.

Recently, Cabo Verde Airlines had already suspended flights to Washington, D. C. (USA), Porto Alegre (Brazil) and Lagos (Nigeria), now canceling the routes to Boston (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Paris (France), Dakar (Senegal), Fortaleza and Recife (Brazil).

The company continues to talk with the major shareholders and local authorities in order to assess if any special flights, humanitarian, repatriation or cargo, need to be maintained in order to ensure that the archipelago does not become isolated and that necessary goods, such as medicine can be supplied.

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Cabo Verde Airlines to suspend flights to Italy due to the coronavirus

Cabo Verde Airlines made this announcement:

Following the decision of the Government of Cabo Verde to suspend all flights between Italy and Cabo Verde until March 20, 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Cabo Verde Airlines has implemented a strategy to protect all passengers with flights booked for the mentioned period.

As part of the passenger’s protection strategy, passengers with tickets in the referred period that have not yet started their journeys (whether between Cabo Verde / Italy / Cabo Verde and with origin / destination elsewhere in the CVA network via Cabo Verde), will be able to rebook tickets for dates after the restriction period without any penalties (COVID-19 reissue code) or get full refund of the unused ticket or part of the ticket unused in case they have already started their journey before this restriction.

Cabo Verde Airlines ensures to be following all International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommendations, as we as World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations and maintains constant contact with local authorities in order to keep its passengers and crew safe.

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Cabo Verde Airlines and Africa World Airlines improve air connections in West Africa

Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) and Africa World Airlines (AWA) announce a partnership to improve the connectivity in West Africa with Europe, North America and South America.


From February 1, 2020 CVA and AWA will start an integrated selling operation for the routes of both airlines.

Cabo Verde Airlines is a scheduled air carrier flying nonstop from its international hub on Sal Island, that connects four continents.

With this partnership, AWA’s passengers will be able to connect through CVA’s hub on Sal with other routes of the airlines, like Dakar (Senegal) and the Cape Verdean islands of Santiago, São Filipe and São Vicente.

CVA also ensures regular flights to Lisbon, Paris, Milan and Rome (Europe), Boston and Washington, D. C. (USA), and to the Brazilian cities of Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, and Salvador.

In addition to the hub connections, Cabo Verde Airlines’ Stopover program allows passengers to stay up to 7 days in Cabo Verde and thus explore the diverse experiences on the archipelago at no additional cost to airline tickets.

Africa World Airlines operates in five cities in Ghana: Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Wa. AWA also serves Lagos – point of connection with CVA – and Abuja in Nigeria, Monrovia in Liberia, as well as Freetown in Sierra Leone and Abidjan in Ivory Coast.

This partnership will allow passengers from both airlines to travel between airlines with only one ticket, checking in only once, and allowing baggage to reach the final destination.

Cabo Verde Airlines receives its third aircraft in the new livery named “Fontainhas”

Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) received “Fontainhas”, the company’s third aircraft in its new livery, a Boeing 757-200 with registration D4-CCH.

“Fontainhas” arrived in Amílcar Cabral International Airport, Sal, in Cabo Verde, on December 17, 2019 at 08:09 am, and started flying on CVA’s routes the same day.

The new aircraft’s colors were inspired by the natural landscapes of the island of Santo Antão. The new colors aim to be a gentle mix of the people, the houses and the Cape Verdean culture.

All airplanes of the company will follow the same model of inspiration from every Island with the tricolour style. The color palate inside and outside show that change comes from within, in the search to better serve the airline’s customers and to bring Cabo Verde to the world and the world to Cabo Verde.

The “Fontainhas” was named through a public poll on Facebook, were the users voted between three natural beauties of the island of Santo Antão, with Fontainhas village receiving the largest share of votes.

The first two airplanes with new livery, “Praia de Santa Maria” and “Baía de Tarrafal”, received its name using the same process. With these open polls through social media, the company wants to bring the Cape Verdean people closer and involve them in the process of welcoming the new airplane to the country.

There will be other open votes on Facebook dedicated to all islands and their natural beauties. This way, the Cape Verdean people will assist in bringing a little bit of Cabo Verde to the world, while calling back to the Cape Verdean pride in its islands and regions.

“Fontainhas” will have 16 premium class seats and 180 seats in the business class.

Cabo Verde Airlines today operates five Boeing 757-200, three in dry lease and two in wet lease, and plans to receive one more by the end of January to replace one of the wet lease aircraft.

Cabo Verde Airlines starts a new route to Porto Alegre

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines began regular flights between Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Sal, Cabo Verde.

The inaugural flight between Porto Alegre and Sal took place on Thursday, December 12, 2019 departing from Salgado Filho Airport at 08.55 pm, local time, and arriving at Amílcar Cabral International Airport at 07.55 am, local time.

The route starts with two connections a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays between Sal Island and Porto Alegre and on Thursdays and Saturdays between Porto Alegre and Sal. From December 23rd, there will be a third connection, leaving Sal on Mondays and departing from Porto Alegre on Tuesdays.

All flights will connect to Cabo Verde Airlines’ international hub in Sal, and there it will be able to connect to the airline’s destinations in Cabo Verde, Senegal (Dakar), Nigeria (Lagos), Europe (Lisbon, Paris, Milan and Rome), Washington DC and Boston.

In addition to the hub connections on Sal Island, Cabo Verde Airlines’ Stopover program allows passengers to stay up to 7 days in Cabo Verde and thus explore the diverse experiences on the archipelago at no additional cost on airline tickets.

This new route between Porto Alegre and Sal seeks to strengthen the connection between Brazil and Cabo Verde, as part of the company’s strategy for the South American market. In Brazil, besides Porto Alegre, Cabo Verde Airlines also flies to Fortaleza, Recife, and Salvador.

Top Copyright Photo: Cabo Verde Airlines Boeing 757-236 WL D4-CCF (msn 25808) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 948548.

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Cabo Verde Airlines is now flying to Lagos

Cabo Verde Airlines began regular flights to Lagos, Nigeria, on December 9, 2019.

The inaugural flight took place on Monday, December 9, 2019 departing from Amílcar Cabral International Airport, in Sal, at 10:45 pm and arriving at Murtala Muhammed Airport (Lagos) at 04:30 am local time.

The Sal-Lagos route will be operated five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with a Boeing 757, with 161 economy class seats and 22 executive class seats.

All flights will connect to Sal Island, Cabo Verde Airlines’ international hub, and will be able to connect to the airline’s destinations in Cabo Verde, Senegal (Dakar), Europe (Lisbon, Paris, Milan and Rome), Washington, D. C. (three times a week) and Boston, as well as to the company’s destinations in Brazil – Salvador, Porto Alegre, Recife and Fortaleza.

Cabo Verde Airlines is now flying to Washington, D. C.

Cabo Verde Airlines, the Cape Verdean airline, began regular flights to Washington, D. C., the capital of the United States, starting on December 8, 2019.

The inaugural flight took place this Sunday, December 8th, and departed from Amílcar Cabral International Airport, in Sal, at 09:30 am, landing at Dulles International Airport at 02:00 pm.

The route will operate three times a week, on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays departing from Sal Island and on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Washington, D. C.

All flights will connect to Sal Island, Cabo Verde Airlines’ international hub from where it will be possible to connect to the airline’s destinations in Cabo Verde, Brazil (Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador), Senegal (Dakar), Nigeria (Lagos), and Europe (Lisbon, Paris , Milan and Rome).

In addition to the hub connections in Sal Island, Cabo Verde Airlines’ Stopover program allows passengers to stay up to 7 days in Cabo Verde and thus explore the diverse experiences on the archipelago at no additional cost on airline tickets.

This new connection seeks to strengthen the company’s presence in the North American market. Recently, Cabo Verde Airlines also decided to reinforce its connections to Boston, with one more call per week, which will start operating from December 14th.