Airports In Cape Verde
Currently there are two international airports on the islands of Cape Verde, with one being on the island of Sal and a second newer airport on the island of Santiago. There are also plans for more airports on other islands which will improve the amount of flights to Cape Verde greatly.
Amilcar Cabral International Airport
Francisco Mendes Airport in Praia on Santiago Island.
Traveling to Cape Verde is easy but requires planning as flights to and from Cape Verde arrive daily but from different cities and on different days of the week.
Flying from the UK is best done from Manchester and Birmingham airports and these flights are with TAP airlines and run fairly regularly. These flights include a stop off at Lisbon, Portugal with a flight onwards to your final destinations. TACV are planning direct flights from these airports to Cape Verde starting this autumn which will really benefit UK travellers to Cape Verde, and us at CapeVerdeBreaks.com believe the main travel agents will follow soon after.
As of January 2002, Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV), the official airline of Cape Verde has daily flights to and from Cape Verde from many points throughout the world. Cape Verde is also serviced by Transportes Aéreos de Portugal (TAP), Air Senegal, South African Airways (SAA), and chartered Air Luxor and Condor flights. Airlines increase the number of flights during peak season, which is June through September.
From the U.S.A. TACV has a weekly flight from Boston’s Logan Airport to Sal. Visitors from the United States can also travel to Cape Verde through Europe on the airlines below or through Dakar, Senegal via SAA.
From South America: TACV has a weekly flight from Fortaleza, Brazil. The flight normally departs on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
From Europe: TACV has daily flights from Lisbon, and weekly flights from Paris, Amsterdam, Las Palmas, Madrid and Munich. Flight schedules vary, so visitors from Europe or wishing to connect in Europe should begin making flight reservations early. Condor and Volary Air offer chartered flights from Frankfurt and Rome during peak season.
From South Africa: SAA offers daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg. These flights normally depart every evening at 8:00 p.m. and arrive in Sal at 2:05 a.m.
From West Africa: TACV and Air Senegal offer flights from Dakar, Banjul, Nouakchott, Guinea Bissau, Ouagadougou and Abidjan. Flight schedules vary according to season and demand.
Cape Verde Facts
Capital - Praia
Official Language - Portuguese
Area - 4,033km²
Population - 507,000
Currency - Cape Verdean Escudu
Time zone - GMT-1
Calling code - +238
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