TACV to rebrand as Cabo Verde Airlines in order to strengthen the connection of the national air carrier with the country, as part of its restructuring.
The carrier's new aircraft will feature the new branding once they deliver in the coming months, says CEO Mario Chaves.
Cabo Verde Airlines plans to increase the country's connectivity with the world, with a new route to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, and connections to Milan, Paris and Lisbon. The carrier also aims to strengthen routes to Recife and Fortaleza.
Cabo Verde Airlines says its management agreement with the Icelandic company Loftleidir Icelandic ends in August 2018. Loftleidir is wet leasing two B757-200s to the airline, and may provide additional aircraft to Cabo Verde Airlines under dry lease contracts in the future.
Additionally, an agreement between TAAG and Cabo Verde Airlines Cape Verde will result in flights between the countries resuming later in 2018, along with details of their yet-to-be determined strategic commercial partnership.
Angolan national airline TAAG suspended direct flights between Luanda and Praia in late 2016, claiming it was unprofitable.