Cabo Verde will be able to develop its international air platform in a few years, becoming a connection between four continents, the new Cabo Verde Airlines chief executive said in Praia.
Jens Bjarnasson, who is also vice-president of Loftleidir Icelandic, said at the end of a hearing with the President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, that the acquisition of a 51% stake in the flagship airline by the Icelandic group is “a deal in which everyone wins.”
“I think Cabo Verde has the opportunity to build its international air platform, connecting four continents – Africa, Europe, Asia and North America,” he said, adding that this year four new planes will arrive in the country.
The outlook, he said quoted by the Inforpress news agency, is that in 2023 the company could have a fleet of 12 aircraft to carry out the project.
The chief executive of Cabo Verde Airlines said the domestic market is “very important,” and is a business segment to which the company will pay attention.
On 1 March, Loftleidir Cabo Verde signed a contract for the purchase and sale of 51% of the shares of Transportadora Aérea Cabo-verdiana (TACV) for 1.3 million euros and a capitalization of US$6million.