The first aeroplane of a set of four to be placed at the disposal of Cape Verdean airline TACV by Icelandair landed on Sunday at Praia international airport, according to Cape Verdean newspaper Expresso das Ilhas.
The chairman of the board of directors of TACV, José Sá Nogueira, told the newspaper that the second plane is due to arrive in the country in the early hours of Tuesday, the third at the beginning of 2018 and the fourth by May of that same year.
“From the 7th [November] they will be making flights to the United States, the United Kingdom, to Portugal, based on the routes that we have,” said Sá Nogueira.
The flight crews for the aircraft Icelandair will be from Iceland while the cabin crew will be Cape Verdean.
Lofteidir Icelandair will manage TACV under a contract signed on 10 August between the Government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and the Icelandair Group.
The management contract signed by the government and Icelandair is valid for one year, with the possibility of renewal and is intended to prepare TACV for a privatisation process. (macauhub)