Passengers on this new route will travel nonstop aboard Boeing’s 757 aircraft, as the airline builds its Sal hub to create even more opportunities for travel between the United States and West Africa. Washington, D.C., is Cabo Verde Airlines’ second U.S. gateway, after Boston.

The flight will operate three times a week and passengers will be able to depart from Sal island to Dulles International Airport capital on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays and return from Washington to Amílcar Cabral International Airport on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

From Sal, Cabo Verde Airlines’ international hub, to Washington, D.C., travellers can connect to Brazilian leisure destinations such as Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador, as well as to Luanda, Angola and Dakar, Senegal.

This new connection between the United States and Cabo Verde looks to reinforce the company's presence in the American market as a part of Cabo Verde Airlines strategy in making Sal island the international Hub in the Atlantic.