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Cabo Verde Express is a commuter airline that operates scheduled flights out of its hub base, Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID) within Espargos on the Sal Island in Cabe Verde. The airline was founded in 1998 with its first operations starting with a single Cessna Caravan D4-CBJ. A few months later that year the airline added Let Turbolet to their fleet. The airline was bought by Omni Aviacoa in 2007 from the founder of the airline Captain Jean-Christophe Bartz.

Cabo Verde Express currently operates 7 regularly scheduled domestic flights throughout the islands of Cape Verde. Along with this, the airline offers scenic charters and VIP charter services.

In total, the airline has a fleet of 3 turboprop aircraft ranging from all from Let Turbolet that can in total carry 57 passengers at one time.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted one piece of hand luggage and should be a maximum of weight of 5 kg and maximum dimensions of 115 cm (55 in height x 35 cm length x 25 wide).

Checked Baggage

The airline passengers are allowed to take 15 kg of baggage per person.

Cabin Class

Economy Class

The airline mainly operates small flights and there is a single cabin that is provided on the aircraft and that is the basic Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks, and the option of choosing your seat.


Seats are placed in a 1 x 2 formation, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or both.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline.

Airport Check-In

If you can't check in online, you can check in at the airport.

Passengers flying on Cabo Verde Express are recommended to remember to bring their boarding pass so the airline could take care of their luggage. The airline also advises that the airline should arrive 2 hours before their scheduled departure time. The airline crew from their will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Cabo Verde Express isn't currently part of any airline alliance.

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Destinations that Cabo Verde Express flies to

As of February 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to 7 destinations within Cape Verde. These destinations include Boa Vista, Fogo, Maio, Santiago, Sal, Sao Nicolau, and others.

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Hub Airport

Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID)

Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID) also known as Sal International Airport is the main international airport in Cape Verde. The airport serves over 1.1 million passengers each year. The airport is located 2 km west-southwest from Espargos on Sal Island. The airport has 2 runways and its main runway is the longest in Cape Verde.

The 25 airlines that fly to and from Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID) include Cabo Verde Express, Cabo Verde AirlinesEnter AirNeos AirSmartwingsTUI Airways, Sunclass Airlines, and many others.


As of February 2021, the airline operates a fleet of 3 aircraft:

  • 3 x Let L-410 Turbole (19 passengers per aircraft)