The airline company Cabo Verde Airlines took possession in Cape Verde of its second plane, a Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Already equipped with a 17-year-old 737-700 that can accommodate 12 passengers in Business class and 108 in Economy, the national airline of Cape Verde based at the airport of Sal Amicar Cabral welcomed on July 18, 2023 in Praia its new plane, a 737-8 registered D4-CCJ, leased from Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) and passed since March 2019 through the Comair/British Airways fleet in South Africa and then through long-term storage in Victorville for the past six months. The layout of the re-engined single-aisle has not been communicated.
Fifteen months after being grounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cabo Verde Airlines announced the resumption of operations in June 2021, initially between Sal and Lisbon, before being renationalised a month later. And last May, she announced her return to Parisstarting July 23 and with departures from three airports in the archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean (Sal, Praia and Sao Vicente).
Recife in Brazil and Boston in the United States were also mentioned as potential destinations.
Chega hoje o novo avião da Cabo Verde Airlines (TACV)
O Boeing 737, que saiu dos Estados Unidos, deverá chegar por volta das 23h10, no aeroporto da Praia
— DTudo1Pouco (@dtudo1poucocv) July 19, 2023