Cape Verde’s airports receive 5.6 pct more passengers in first half of the year

9 August 2010

Praia, Cape Verde, 9 Aug – Passenger traffic at Cape Verde’s airports rose 5.6 percent year on year in the first half of 2010, to a total of 726,279 passenger, according to Cape Verdean weekly newspaper A Semana reported.

Aircraft traffic rose by 1 percent whilst handled cargo exceeded 1.7 million kilos, or a rise of 8.8 percent year on year.

Sal airport saw the highest number of passengers (254,674), of which 154,431 were international, followed by Praia airport which received 219,618 passengers.

Portugal was the country to share most traffic with Cape Verde (95,968), with a rise at Boa Vista (11,939), no change at Praia (43,894) and a fall in Sal (40,135). In second place was the United Kingdom with 54,545 passengers, representing a rise of 40.3 percent. Sal island took on most of that passenger traffic (32,101). (macauhub)