Mar 13 2008

Extra Cape Verde flights to be introduced

A media report has revealed that transport links between mainland Europe and Cape Verde could be stepped up.

According to A Semana, TAP Air Portugal will offer passage between Lisbon and Praia seven days a week.

The carrier began providing direct flights between the two cities in October 2007, although the service currently operates four times a week.

Luiz Mor, spokesperson for TAP, commented: “We’re going to begin incentive programs – electing Cape Verde as the destination of the month.”

This, he stated, would form part of a greater effort to increase tourism in Africa.

According to figures from the airline, the number of passengers that TAP has transported to African countries went up by a quarter last month, making it a highly lucrative location for the carrier.

This also suggests that Africa’s tourist market is expanding at a considerable rate, which will be a positive development for rental investors in places such as Cape Verde.

According to Sarah Brown from, accessibility improvements have led to the country attracting a record number of foreign visitors.