Number of passengers at Cape Verde’s airports falls in first half of 2013

23 July 2013

Passenger traffic at Cape Verde’s airports fell by 2.1 percent year on year in the first half of 2013 to around 874,000 people, according to figures published Monday in Praia.

The drop was due to a 15.7 percent contraction in domestic air traffic as international air traffic posted a rise of 8.8 percent compared to the same period of 2012, and had the strongest growth in São Vicente (+31.9 percent), Sal (+13.9 percent) and Praia (+7 percent).

Sal airport saw the greatest passenger traffic, with a total of 301,700, Praia airport was ranked second with 215,600 passengers, followed by Boa Vista airport with a total of 202,000 passengers.

Thomsonfly was the airline that provided the most international traffic to Sal Island, accounting for almost 35,000 passengers, or 22 percent fewer than in the first half of 2012, followed by TAP – Air Portugal with 33,300 passengers, a rise of 13 percent. (macauhub)