Cape Verde air carrier TACV negotiates operations at Portugal’s Beja airport

15 January 2013

Cape Verde’s flagship air carrier Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV) is negotiating to fly between Portugal’s Beja Airport and Sal Island, the airline’s delegate for the Iberian Region, Mário Almeida said Monday in Lisbon.

On the sidelines of a seminar entitled Beja Airport – Opportunities for Cape Verde-Portugal Strategic Cooperation, Almeida said that in partnership with the Ferreira do Alentejo Municipal Council a request had been made to carry out six operations, in July and August, between Beja and Sal Island (Cape Verde).

Cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa, Almeida said that negotiations were underway with the airport’s management and added that several partners were involved, such as hoteliers and tour operators. He noted that an “agreement is expected next week.”

TACV carried out the airport’s inaugural flight on 13 April 2011 from Beja to Fogo Island, in Cape Verde, an event promoted by a number of entities and companies including the Ferreira do Alentejo council.

The mayor of Ferreira do Alentejo, Aníbal Reis da Costa, said it was important to, “make the potential of Beja Airport visible,” and to promote synergies with companies from a variety of sectors.

International transport company UTI announced at the seminar that it would carry out its first cargo transport from Beja Airport in February, carrying an order to Frankfurt, Germany. (macauhub)