Cape Verde: Angolan carrier boosts flights to islands

6 August 2008

Praia, Cape Verde, 6 Aug – Angolan national carrier TAAG plans to increase its flights to Cape Verde to three times a week to bring more Angolan tourists to the archipelago, the airline’s representative in Praia has said.

Henrique Batalha, quoted by Cape Verde newspaper A Nacao, said TAAG’s services to the islands currently operate at above 70 percent capacity. There is increasing demand among Angolan tourists to visit Cape Verde, he added, and these trips usually begin Thursday and end the following Monday.

Batalha said TAAG plans to advertise Cape Verde as a holiday destination for Angolans, particularly for weekend breaks. As around 85 percent of Angolan tourists head for Praia, TAAG intends to move its Cape Verde headquarters from Sal to the capital this year, a move that has been so far thwarted by logistical reasons. (macauhub)