A New Gateway to Four Continents

Blessed with an enviable geographic position, uncongested airspace, a skilled local population and ambitious new investors, Cabo Verde Airlines is making waves in the mid-Atlantic. Sebastian Schmitz travelled to the archipelago to meet the carrier’s Icelandic CEO and learn more.

A Cabo Verde Boeing 757-200, D4-CCG (c/n 24760) departs Lisbon/Portela in November 2019.
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Management at the carrier is hoping to boost point-to-point tourist traffic in addition to developing Sal as a connecting hub.
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Cape Verde, an island nation off the West African coast, is one of the region’s great success stories. Despite its lack of natural resources, this country of around 540,000 inhabitants - which only gained independence from Portugal in 1975 - enjoys a stable democracy and has recorded significant economic growth. With an enviable climate and the islands’ natural beauty, it is unsurprising that tourism is a main pillar of the economy.

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