Cape Verde: Cape Verdean archipelago has new airline

21 July 2008

Praia, Cape Verde, 21 July – Cape Verde’s new airline – Halcyonair-Cabo Verde Airways – Friday received its Air Operator Certification from the Aviation Agency (AAC) allowing it to start operating, according to news agency Panapress.

Halcyonair – Cabo Verde Airways, which is the result of the initiative of some tourism companies in Cape Verde, is mainly Cape Verde-owned and includes tourist organisations from all of the archipelago’s islands.

This new airline is set up at a time when more than 2,000 new beds are due to be come available in Cape Verde, generating the need for 10 more international flights, and over 30 inter-island flights.

According to its promoters, Halcyonair, with headquarters on Sal Island, was set up with a view to filling the deficit of regional flights in Cape Verde and in links to the African mainland.

The new airline is the third on the archipelago after state-owned TACV and Cabo Verde Expresso, a charter company flying between the islands and Cape Verde and the African mainland. (macauhub)