Cabo Verde Airlines adds to US connections with flight to Dulles International

Cabo Verde Airlines will increase its air links to the United States with flights between Sal Island and Dulles International Airport, the airline said in a statement issued in Praia.

The flight will be offered three times a week, departing from Sal Island on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays and returning from Washington on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, said the airline, which recalled that the airport is the second destination in the United States, after Boston.

The Cabo Verde Airlines statement points out that from the Sal platform passengers can travel to destinations such as Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador, in Brazil, as well as to Luanda, in Angola and Dakar, Senegal.

This month, the company announced it will increase the frequency of flights from the capital Praia to Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 August following the acquisition of a new aircraft, a Boeing 737-300, in order to respond to the increase in demand

All flights will be linked to Sal Island, where Cabo Verde Airlines’ international platform is located, with onward connections to other destinations operated by the company.

Earlier this month Cabo Verde Airlines announced the start of flights to Luanda, Angola and Porto Alegre, Brazil, in December, each with two flights per week.

The carrier’s management said at the time that the new route between Porto Alegre and Sal Island was intended to strengthen the link between Cabo Verde and Brazil, as part of the company’s presence in the South American market and an integral part of the company’s strategy to turn the island into an Atlantic platform.

In March the Cape Verdean government sold a 51% stake of the national airline Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde to Lofleidir Cabo Verde, a company 70% owned by Loftleidir Icelandic EHF and 30% by experienced Icelandic aviation entrepreneurs. (Macauhub)