The airline Binter Cabo Verde, which operates inter-island flights in Cabo Verde, has changed its name to Transportes Interilhas de Cabo Verde, indicates the announcement in the official gazette.
Binter Cabo Verde was founded in 2014 as a company under Cabo Verdean law. Its only shareholder is the company Apoyo y Logistica Industrial Canarias, Limitada.
Until last week, the company had held a monopoly on air connections between the islands since Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde (TACV) abandoned that business in August 2017.
TACV, which changed its name to Cabo Verde Airlines following a privatisation process, resumed domestic inter-island flights last week under a partnership with the Portuguese companies Lease-Fly and Newtour, thus ensuring connections to the international hub on Sal Island.
The Cabo Verdean airline operates most international flights from Sal Island. It will now maintain connections to the islands of Santiago, São Vicente and Fogo using ATR 42-300 aircraft.