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Bestfly Cabo Verde is an airline based at Nelson Mandella International Airport (RAI) that offers domestic flights throughout Cabo Verde.

The airline was formerly known as Transport Interilhas de Cabo Verde (TICV) from previously being known as Binter Cabo Verde in March 2020. Bestfly Cabo Verde is a commuter airline that operates scheduled and charter flights out of its hub base, Nelson Mandela International (RAI) in Santiago, Cape Verde. In 2017, the airline undertook inter-island flights after TACV discontinued the routes.

The airline was founded in 2014 and operates inter-island services to the Cape Verde Islands and the Canary Islands and flies to 13 destinations within those cities.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of 3 turboprop aircraft ranging from all from ATR-72-500s that can in total carry 216 passengers at one time.

Baggage Policy

Please read the below information to find out what rules you need to follow regarding your baggage allowances when flying with Bestfly Cabo Verde.

Carry-on Baggage

The airline's passengers are permitted to take 6kg of baggage per person this also includes light and small objects as carry-on luggage such as a handbag, camera, laptops. Carry-on baggage must not exceed 45 x 25 x 35 centimetres. When flying internationally, hand luggage must be labelled at the check-in desk. Any hand luggage must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. When flying internationally, hand luggage must be labelled at the check-in desk.

Checked Baggage

Bestfly Cabo Verde passengers are permitted to take 23 kg of baggage per person and not exceed 158 linear centimetres (length + width + height). Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate. The airline doesn't take any hazardous materials such as flammables, compressed gases, batteries and toxic substances. If you are not certain if the goods you will be taking may be denied loading.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

The airline mostly operates small inter-island flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the option of choosing your seat. Passengers can also enjoy a range of snacks or meals depending on the flight destination and duration.


Seats are placed in a 2 x 2 arrangement depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window or aisle.

Check-In Information

Online and airport check-in is available for Bestfly Cabo Verde flights. Opening and closing times vary.

Online Check-In

Online check-in before your flight is available with the airline and to check-in, passengers would need to search for the passenger by choosing the type of boarding card and the departure date and inputting their booking reference number. Online check-in opens 7 days before and up to 30 minutes before flight departure.

Airport Check-In

For domestic flights: Passengers must check-in with or without their baggage. Check-in closes 40 minutes prior to their flight departure.

For international flights: All passengers will need to check-in, whether having luggage or not. Passenger check-in closes 60 minutes before the flight departure for passenger with luggage and passengers without the check-in 45 minutes before flight departure.

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Destinations that Bestfly Cabo Verde flies to

As of December 2020, the airline has scheduled and charter flights to flights to 13 destinations within Cape Verde Island and the Canary Islands. These destinations include Boa Vista, Maio, Praia, Sal, Sao Felipe, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife, among others.

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Hub Airport

Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI)

Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI) also known as Praia International Airport is a public airport in Praia Island, Cape Verde. The airport is located 3 km northeast of central Praia. The airport was open to the public in 2005 and renamed in 2012 after South Africa's former president, Nelson Mandela. Each year, the airport handles around 500,000 passengers.

The 8 airlines that fly to and from Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI) including TICV, Air SenegalASKY AirlinesAzores AirlinesCabo Verde AirlinesRoyal Air MarocTAP Air Portugal and Transair.


As of December 2020, the airline operates a fleet of 3 aircraft:

  • 3 x ATR72-500 (68 passengers per aircraft)