Cabo Verde Airlines’ recent problems has resulted in having to cancel some 52 flights since 2 July. The company explained that this was due to a shortage of planes. It is hoped that this situation will be resolved shortly, following the acquisition on lease of two new planes.
Icelandair managed the company until recently, in preparation for privatisation. That arrangement has now come to an end. The government of Cape Verde now hopes to be able to initiate the privatisation process shortly. The irregularity of flights brought about by the shortage of planes has resulted in permission for Cabo Verde Airlines to operate in Italy to be revoked. Consequently flights into and out of Rome’s Fiumicino Airport have been suspended. Passengers inconvenienced by the flight cancellations will continue to be protected until the full schedule is resumed.
Cabo Verde Airlines only operates international flights, following Binter CV taking over the internal Cape Verde routes. Cabo Verde Airlines was formerly known as TACV (Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde). The company rebranded earlier in 2018, in order to more closely identify it with the country in which it is based.