Cabo Verde air carrier ends domestic flights on 1 August

25 July 2017

Cabo Verde’s (Cape Verde’s) flagship air carrier TACV confirmed on Monday that it will end domestic flights as of 1 August, following the restructuring process of the company with a view to its privatisation.

The statement said that people who have already purchased tickets to travel after that date will be sent to Binter Cabo Verde, the Canary Islands company that now provides air links between the islands of the archipelago that have an airport.

The closure of TACV’s domestic operations was also confirmed by the Minister of Economy and Employment, José Gonçalves, when he took part in this month’s parliamentary session that began on Monday in Praia.

The minister, quoted by the Inforpress news agency, said that as of 1 August, TACV workers will remain in the company but added that the number of people who can be transferred Binter Cabo Verde, ands those who will leave the company with compensation were still under consideration.

The chairman of the company, José Luís Sá Nogueira, during a hearing of the parliament’s Specialised Commission on Finance and Budget aid that TACV would reduce about 50% of its workforce. (macauhub)