Cape Verdean Government reached to a short-term concession agreement for regular air transport service for passengers, cargo and mail with Bestfly Angola, an Angolan charter service operator established in Angola and with a footprint also in Dubai, DRC and Portugal.
Such decision follows the withdraw of TICV – Transportes Interilhas de Cabo Verde, SA (known as Binter Cabo Verde), who decided to cease its operations starting on May 17th, being the sole air operator of domestic flights in Cape Verde since September 2016.
Like in many other countries in the world, Covid-19 had a severe effect on the civil aviation sector in the country with domestic flights experiencing a 70% passenger reduction during 2020, status that mostly prevails until the present moment.
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Bestfly Angola is an Angolan charter service operator incorporated back in 2009 and in a first stage shall operate 30 weekly flights operated by two ATR72-600 aircrafts.
As per Bestfly Angola Executive Director, Nuno Pereira, “our commitment to Cape Verde and to the Cape Verdean people is total and it is our intention to permanently establish our operation in Cape Verde”.