airline=TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
headquarters= flagicon|Cape VerdePraia
Sal Airportand Praia International Airportand Sao Pedro Airport
Praia International Airport
TACV Cabo Verde Airlines is a scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo
airlinebased in Cape Verde. It is the national flag carrierof Cape Verde, operating an inter-island service and flights to Europe, North America, South Americaand the West African mainland. Its main base is Sal Airport(SID), with a hub at Praia International Airport(RAI) and a hub at Sao Pedro Airport(VXE)). But the Sao Pedro Airport will be replaced by the new Sao Pedro international airport(VXR) in 2008. TACV stands for ""Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde" meaning Air Transportation of Cape Verde in Portuguese.
Praia Airport, which was opened to international flights on
September 2005, caters mainly to the Cape Verdian diaspora; Sal Airport, which previously handled all international flights, currently serves mainly the tourist industry of Sal Island. In 2008 the Sao Pedro Airport (VXE)on the island Sao Vicente will become the new Sao Pedro international airport (VXR). Its an international airport like Praia and Sal. It will have domestic flights as well as international flights.
The government is currently preparing the airline for
privatization. A new Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Filliatraut, from Canada, was appointed in December 2006.
Its logo includes a blue wing with 7 lines that represent the number of the island in domestic flight. The TACV letters are colored in red and the letter T hovers over the letters ACV.
The airline was established in
1958and is 100% owned by the Cape Verdean government. In July 1975, following independence, the airline was designated as the national carrier and became a public company in 1983. It employs 788 staff.
TACV flies to the following destinations (2008):
*Boa Vista (
São Filipe Airport)
Praia( Praia International Airport) Hub
Amílcar Cabral International Airport) Hub
*São Nicolau (
*São Vicente (
São Pedro Airport) Hub
Banjul( Banjul International Airport[Code-share with GIA] )
Bissau( Osvaldo Vieiro International Airport) Focus City
Dakar( Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport)
Freetown( Lungi International Airport)
Paris( Charles de Gaulle International Airport)
Marseille( Marseille Provence Airport)
Munich( Munich International Airport)
Milan( Malpensa International Airport)
Rome( Leonardo da Vinci Airport)
Amsterdam( Amsterdam Schiphol Airport)
Warsaw( Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport)
Lisbon( Portela Airport)
Porto( Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) [seasonal]
Moscow( Sheremetyevo International Airport[winter 2008]
Gran Canaria( Gran Canaria International Airport)
Madrid( Madrid Barajas International Airport)
London( London Stansted Airport)
Manchester( Manchester Airport) North America
Logan International Airport) South America
Fortaleza( Pinto Martins International Airport)
Augusto Severo International Airport) (begins winter 2008)
Recife( Guararapes International Airport) [begins 2008]
Previous Routes and News
Fortalezato Sal Islandwill increase to twice weekly in November 2007.
Praia International Airportand Munich, Paris, Amsterdamand Bostonwill increase to twice weekly in Winter 2007.
Travel Service737-800 Aircraft and will open new destinations as London and Warsaw in Poland to increase tourism in Cape Verde and Fortaleza the new hub in Brazil.
*On October 13, 2007 TACV made a test flight between Amilcar Cabral airport and Rabil airport to conclude the operational certification of the new airport. This was the first operation of a jet (Boeing 757-200 [D4-CBP] ) in Rabil Airport.
*TACV will start operations to the new following destinations as Moscow, Manchester, Marselha and Natal in Brazil.TACV also could open new destinations to for this year to
Scandinavian countries, Cabo Verde Airline is waiting for an approval to start non stop flights between Lisbon and Bissau, maybe this flight will begin in March 23 current year.
November 2007, TACV Cabo Verde Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
Air Sénégal International
Cabo Verde Express
Gambia International Airlines
TAAG Angola Airlines
The TACV fleet includes the following aircraft (as of
11 September 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=VR&al_op=1] :
* [http://www.tacv.cv/ TACV Cabo Verde Islands]
* [http://www.tacv.de/ TACV (German Site)]
* [http://www.aerotransport.org/php/go.php?q=TACV+Cabo+Verde+Airlines TACV at ATDB: profile, history and events, contacts and management, historical/current/planned aircraft in fleets]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=VR&al_op=1 TACV Fleet]
* [http://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/TACV.htm TACV Fleet Age]
* [http://www.aerotransport.org AeroTransport Data Bank]
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