Cabo Verde airports with fewer planes but more passengers in 2018

29 March 2019

The number of aeroplane movements at Cabo Verde’s airports in 2018 fell 5.9% while passengers increased by 2.0%, the archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE) reported.

The Transport Statistics for 2018 showed that the movement of aircraft at Cabo Verde’s airports went from 18,107 landings and 18,105 take-offs in 2017 to 17,040 landings and 17,037 take-offs in 2018.

Passenger traffic increased from 2.64 million in 2017 to 2.70 million in the following year.

In the ports of Cabo Verde, the number of ships moved (7,784) increased by 10.2%, the number of passengers moved (978,300) grew by 11.9%, the tonnage of goods moved (2.60 million) increased by 11.7%, and the number of 20-foot containers handled (85,900) increased by 13.5%.

In regular public passenger transport (buses), the number of passengers moved (18.36 million) increased by 10.1% in 2018, and in the same period, the distances covered remained steady.

The number of passengers carried per kilometre on different routes decreased by 12.6% and the number of seats offered by buses increased by 7.6% compared to 2017. (Macauhub)