Cabo Verde Airlines will fly twice a week to Luanda, starting in December, and may depart from the Angolan capital to other destinations, said Cabo Verde’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Olavo Correia.
Speaking on Thursday in the Angolan capital about “Transfer of responsibilities to municipalities and management of the transition,” the Cape Verdean minister stressed that the intention is to make the two-way migratory flow possible.
He added that the measure was also intended to facilitate cultural exchange between Cape Verdeans and Angolans, and to strengthen relations between the two peoples, reflecting the wishes of the two governments, which in April this year signed an aviation agreement.
“(…) This new connection between Cabo Verde and Angola is intended to reinforce the carrier’s presence in the African market, as part of its strategy to make Sal Island a hub, ”said Correia, announcing that the inaugural flight will be on 9 December, according to the Inforpress news agency.
In April this year, Linhas Aéreas de Angola resumed its connection between Luanda and Sal Island, with two weekly flights, after a stoppage that began in 2016 in an effort to reduce the airline’s costs.