On July 20, it has been announced that Cabo Verde Airlines has added its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to its fleet.
This article will cover the details surrounding the African carriers’ first Boeing 737 MAX and the airline’s plans for its operations with the type.
Cabo Verde’s First 737 MAX
Marking a historical milestone for the African country, Cabo Verde Airlines has added its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 to its small fleet.
The new type for the African carrier is part of its new “take-off” rebranding whereby the MAX 8 will be used to connect the Cabo Verdean people to other parts of Africa, Europe, North American, and even South America, whilst also serving as a boost to the country’s tourism.
As part of their new rebranding, the carrier’s fleet will be renewed, which this first MAX 8 aircraft is the start of, as well as seeing the carrier restart routes that were once operational prior to the pandemic.
Their new MAX 8, registered as D4-CCJ, becomes the carriers’ second active aircraft alongside their existing Boeing 737-700 aircraft, registered as D4-CCI.
Commenting about this huge milestone for the carrier, Cabo Verde Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer and President, Sara Pires, says, “This is a significant moment for Cabo Verde Airlines. With the addition of the Boeing 737-8, we continue to expand our fleet to pre-pandemic levels.”
“The delivery of an airplane with the capabilities of the 737-8 allows us to meet the growing travel demand to our archipelago country at the crossroads of four continents.”
Adding to Pires’ comments, Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Africa, Anbessie Yitbarek, says, “The 737 MAX family is perfectly suited for Cabo Verde Airlines to serve prominent markets in Africa, Europe and North and South America, providing it with enhanced capability and flexibility across its network.”
“The 737-8, with its versatility and fuel efficiency, will support Cabo Verde Airlines’ goal of competing to win back market share.”
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