Cape Verde’s TACV to invest 10 million euro over 10 years on modernizing distribution systems

7 September 2006

Lisbon, Portugal, 07 Sept – The director of planning and information technology of Cape Verdean airline, TACV, António Borges, told travel and tourism news agency Press Tur that the company planned to invest 10 million euros over the next 10 years on modernizing its distribution systems.

According to this strategic plan, the Cape Verdean company plans to launch an e-ticketing service by the end of the year.

As well as e-tickets, the project, according to Borges, “includes the reservations management program, the frequent flyer program and the Internet ticket reservation system.

The e-ticket will initially be adopted in the company’s operations in Portugal, and this the first to benefit from this service will be flights from Lisbon to Praia and Sal, Borges told Press Tur.

After Portugal the e-ticket will be extended to the Cape Verdean market and then the United States and Brazil, he said.

He added that remodeling the distribution system was not an isolated move, but rather “also includes the renovation of the fleet and the implementation of an audit of the safety system, carried out by IATA in order to make the company credible.”

TACV’s strategic plan forecasts that in 2009 passenger traffic will increase to 1 million per year, as compared to 650,000 currently. (macauhub)