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About Cabo Verde Airlines (TACV Airlines)

Cabo Verde Airlines, previously called and known as TACV Cabo Verde Airlines (Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde), is the national flag carrier of Cape Verde and is a scheduled and charter airline based in Praia, Cape Verde.

Cabo Verde Airlines (TACV Cabo Verde Airlines) now flies to many destinations including Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Santa Luzia, Sao Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio, Santiago, Fogo, Brava within Cape Verde.

The airline also flies to Amsterdam, Providence, Bissau, Recife, Dakar, Fortaleza, Lisbon and Paris. The northern islands are named the Windward Islands, and are Santo Antão, San Vicente, Santa Luzia (the uninhabited one), San Nicolau, Sal and Boavista.

Cabo Verde Airlines main base is Sal Airport, with smaller ones at Praia International Airport and Sao Pedro Airport. TACV was established in 1958 and following the independence of Cape Verde in July 1975, the airline became a public company.

Cabo Verde Airlines (TACV)'s fleet currently consists of one ATR42-500 (stored at Praia), three ATR-500s, and one B757-200.

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Fortaleza Fortaleza Airport FOR
Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport POA
Recife Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport REC
Salvador de Bahia Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport SSA
Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport RAI
Sal Amílcar Cabral International Airport SID
São Filipe São Filipe Airport SFL
São Vicente Cesária Évora Airport VXE
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG
Milan Milan Malpensa Airport MXP
Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport FCO
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport LOS
Lisbon Lisbon Airport LIS
Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport DSS
Boston Logan International Airport BOS
Washington, D.C. Washington Dulles International Airport IAD

About Cape Verde

Cape Verde is a volcanic archipelago formed by ten islands, nine of which inhabited, and eight islets, reaching a total surface of 4033 km². Located at 445km off the west coast of Africa, its 510.000 inhabitants are well known for their 'morabeza', a word that transmits the best these paradise islands can offer.

Cape Verde homes a variety of musical styles due to the mixture of various European and African music forms: morna – worldwide popularised by the eternal diva, Cesária Évora – batuque, funaná, mazurka, and tabanca are the most popular music styles.

The climate is tropical dry with two main seasons: the dry season, between November and July, and the wet season, from August to October. The average annual temperature swings around 25º C, which makes Cape Verde a 365-day sunshine country with beautiful, sunny beaches. With a privileged location in the middle of the world and close to Europe, America and Africa, these small grains of land are your ideal holiday destination.

The official language is Portuguese, but people usually speak Capeverdean Creole, a mother-tongue to be proclaimed Cape Verde's official language. Each island has its own Creole variety.

To the south you can find the Leeward Islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava. There are two types of islands according to the relief: flat islands surrounded by long and wide beaches Sal, Boavista and Maio and the high, contrasted mountain islands Santo Antão, Santiago, Fogo, San Vicente, San Nicolau and Brava where you can see black sand beaches.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

Hand luggage is limited to maximum dimensions of 115cm (55 in height x 35 cm length x 25 wide) and a maximum weight of 5 kg.

Checked Baggage

On domestic flights, Cabo Verde Airlines allows 15kg of checked luggage, 20kg on regional flights and 23kg on international flights. On international flights, classes Y, M, Q, W, B, N have 30kg of checked luggage.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

The airline does not currently offer online check-in.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can complete check-in at the airport, by heading to the airline's check-in desks. Passengers are advised to arrive as early as possible, usually 2 hours prior to scheduled departure.

Frequent Flyer Programme


Cabo Verde Airlines (previously TACV) operates a programme for frequent flyers called TACV CLUB. TACV CLUB allows you to accumulate miles and use them later to be purchased by free flights or priority on waitlisted flights. TACV CLUB offers passengers three membership card levels when joining: Blue, Silver and Gold cards. TACV Blue cards help passengers access free flight tickets and Silver Cars allow passengers access free flight tickets, waiting list priority, access to Business Class check-in desks and 10kg extra of baggage allowance on international flights. You need at least 28,000 miles for the Silver Card and 48,000 miles for the Gold Card.

Codeshare agreements

Cabo Verde Airlines (TACV Cabo Verde) has codeshare agreements with TAAG Angola Airlines, TAP Portugal and Cabo Verde Express. TACV Cabo Verde Airlines operates Airbus A320, ATR 42-500s, ATR 72-500 and Boeing 757-200 in its fleet.

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The airline operates a fleet of different aircraft including Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including the Airbus A320-100, Boeing 737-800, and Boeing 757-200.

  • ATR 42-500
  • ATR 72-500
  • Airbus A320-100
  • Boeing 737-800
  • Boeing 757-200

Cabo Verde Airlines Hub Airport

Amilcar Cabral International Airport

Amilcar Cabral International Airport is the principal international airport of Cape Verde. This airport is the hub airport for Cabo Verde Express, Halcyonair and TACV Cabo Verde Airlines. The airport has one runaway. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Binter Canarias, Cabo Verde Express, Luxair, Meridiana, TAP Portugal, Royal Air Maroc, Transavia and Vueling.

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What airline is 'TACV'?

Cabo Verde Airlines is also known as TACV or TACV Cabo Verde Airlines (Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde), which is the previous name of the airline. Cabo Verde Airlines is the national flag carrier of Cape Verde, and provides scheduled passenger flights from its base in Praia, Cape Verde.

Can I fly to Cape Verde?

Yes, you can book flights to Cape Verde from a number of destinations within the U.S., Europe, and other destinations around the world. Airlines include Cabo Verde Airlines, as well as other airlines such as Neos, TAP Air Portugal, and Tui Airways.

Can I fly to Cape Verde from Boston?

Yes, Cabo Verde Airlines operates scheduled passenger flights to Cape Verde from Boston.

Can I book flights to Cape Verde online?

Alternative Airlines makes it easy to search and book flights to Cape Verde in English. We ticket hundreds of airlines around the world, including airlines that fly to Cape Verde. To begin, simply use the search bar at the top of the page, by entering 'Cabo Verde' and your chosen departure airport or city. When you book your flights through Alternative Airlines, you can pay the way you want, whether that's using Paypal or by splitting the cost with one of our payment plan options, including Sezzle, Afterpay, and Affirm.