Cabo Verde Arlines on Friday in Praia will launch its new website and the company’s new services, a week after Loftleidir CaboVerde acquired a controlling stake of 51% in the airline, the new board said in a statement.
The new website will provide the general public and customers with an online check-in service, reservation of seats, luggage and sports equipment. Its presentation will be attended c by members of the new board led by chief executive Jens Bjarnason.
Cape Verdean flagship airline TACV has used only the Cabo Verde Airlines brand since May 2018, as part of a branding change, which according to the new board, aims to strengthen the company’s identification with the country.
The company kept the TACV designation in legal terms, but commercially it began to use the Cabo Verde Airlines brand in its stores, airplanes, promotional materials and others.
The contract signed on Friday between the Cape Verdean government and the subsidiary of Loftleidir Icelandic EHF, which will pay 1.3 million euros for the 51% stake, stipulates that “the strategic partner will not be able to dispose of its shares for a period of five years, and must be authorised by the government to do so.”
Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva said on the occasion that completion of this process will be fundamental “for the operationalisation of the air platform of the island of Sal.”