Binter Cabo Verde guarantees an efficient connection between the islands, taking on from 1 August the responsibility of providing exclusive domestic flights in the archipelago, the company said in a statement.
The statement also said that the Cape Verdean government held talks with the company’s shareholders in order to reach an agreement that would guarantee the continuity of domestic flights, so that the service would be “carried out in a quality and efficient way.”
“Binter Cabo Verde, a 100% Cape Verdean company incorporated in 2014 and which began operating flights in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) in 2016, with a Cape Verdean license, Cape Verdean staff and airplanes registered in the country, will be responsible for all domestic flights,” said the statement.
Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva said in parliament that the share of the Cape Verdean state in the capital of air carrier Binter is 126.238 billion escudos (US$1.27 million), given that 30% of the total 49% is related to the commercial transfer of internal and regional routes.
Cape Verdean flagship airline Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV), which is currently in a very difficult economic and financial situation, will no longer operate domestic and regional flights as of 1 August, and will only provide international flights.
Binter Cabo Verde, a company wholly owned by Hesperia Inversiones Aéreas, a group of investors in the Canary Islands, currently operates two ATRs, and is waiting for the third one, and in June it will extend its operation by starting flights to the islands of Maio and São Nicolau, on 16 and 17 June, respectively.
These two routes will be added to Boa Vista, which started on 4 March and Fogo, which began on 15 April, in addition to Sal, São Vicente and Praia, with the airline offering flights to all islands with an airport. (macauhub)