Cabo Verde Airlines takes 12 year old A320-200 on ACMI lease from Airhub Airlines
Cabo Verde Airlines (formerly TACV) resumed operations at the end of December 2021, after 21 months of inactivity. The Cape Verdean national airline aims to have a target fleet of 3 aircraft by 2023.
The fleet of Cabo Verde Airlines is enriched by a new aircraft. It is an A320-200, leased with crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) from Airhub Airlines, a Maltese carrier specialising in ACMI, charter and cargo operations.
The aircraft, registration 9H-GTS (MSN 4384, 12 years old, single configuration: 180 seats) arrived at Nelson Mandela International Airport in Praia, the base of Cabo Verde Airlines on Friday 23 September 2022. It was immediately put into service, connecting the Cape Verdean cities of Praia, Sao Vicente and Espargos to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
"Our partnership with Cabo Verde Airlines further strengthens Airhub Airlines' position as the ACMI service provider of choice for carriers worldwide. This partnership demonstrates Airhub Airlines' ability to meet the demands of the industry. The Cabo Verde Airlines lease is a definitive proof of Airhub Airlines' continued success, credibility and customer satisfaction in ACMI services throughout the year," boasts its CEO, Haris Coloman.
The arrival of this A320-200 completes the active fleet of the Cape Verdean flagship to 2 aircraft. Until then, it operated one Boeing 737-700, acquired from TAAG Angola Airlines last March. Its B757-200, delivered in March 2019, remains out of service, even though it should be returned to its owner since the end of its lease on 30 March. Cabo Verde Airlines, which is aiming for a target fleet of three aircraft by 2023, does not rule out adding additional capacity as its business grows.