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FLIGHTS TO CAPE VERDE

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FLIGHTS TO CAPE VERDE

Cape Verde international airports are on Sal and Santiago with six direct flights from the UK and more on the way. Cape Verde Inter-island flights link Sal and Santiago to the larger Cape Verde islands of Sao Vicente and Santo Antao, the other islands are expensive and hard to book. Most people visit Sal, with its fantastic beaches however, more people are now flying to Sao Vicente (The island which has everything). Sal is the most European of the Cape Verde islands and has the most interest, Sao Vicente is next in line and is becoming more and more popular as a property hotspot with internal flights sometimes fully booked. Before flying it's always worth checking out the passport and visa information that Cape Verde requires depending on which country you are travelling from.

Direct flights from the UK and Lisbon to Cape Verde

From Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted these are every Thursday to Sal leaving early mornings and returning late evenings or early mornings. On Mondays there is a direct Santiago flight. Charter Flight from Lisbon to Cape Verde these depart on Friday nights from Lisbon and in summer from Oporto as well. Flighst from Ireland to Cape Verde there is a choice of routes via UK airportsor Lisbon. Flights via the continent to Cape Verde these do not always work well due to schedule timings. They often require one or even two overnight stops. Flights from North America there is a weekly night flight from Boston Logan to Praia. It is often delayed.

Direct flights from the UK commenced in November 2006 from Manchester at 0915 and from Gatwick at 0945. on Thursdays to Sal. From July 2007 a flight on Tuesdays leaving at 0815 will serve both Boa Vista and Sal in a round trip, Eventually this will reroute to Sao Vicente. All flights arrive back between 2200 and midnight. There are flights from Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the Channel Islands, many on budget carriers, which connect with the direct flights on the day of departure.

You cannot buy seats from the airline directly as these are only sold to tour operators and travel agents. All airlines now sell the cheap flights seats to early bookers. Direct flights on Thursdays are the cheapest from Gatwick and from Manchester to airports in Cape Verde. Book early as seats run out on popular dates and prices of connecting flights increase as availability falls on all airlines.

Charter Flight from Lisbon

Excellent Connections from Ireland, Scandinavia,Belgium and Holland
Charters to Sal Island depart late on Fridays from Oporto and Lisbon and return early on Saturday.There are also charter flights on Saturdays to Praia, Santiago which are convenient for Maio and Fogo.

Flights from Dublin via Lisbon or London

Flights from Cork via Gatwick on Ryanair or easyJet departing on Wednesday. From Dublin via Manchester on Ryanair or Aer Lingus on Thursdays. From Belfast via Manchester or Gatwick on Thursdays on BE. It is better to buy the Irish airlines directly but only once your long-haul flights are confirmed as there are no refunds on Iish airlines. Ryanair flights from Dublin to Oporto, with connections to Sal in summer Fridays. Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Lisbon, daily at 0710 to connect for flights to Sal and Santiago. The Dublin to Lisbon route then via Paris works rather well.

European Flights to Cape Verde

Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Holland. it is possible to fly from the UK or ireland via Continental airports. But this has not worked well for most people. You can now fly from Lisbon direct to the new airport on Santiago. It also takes the flights from Boston twice weekly and flights from Las Palmas and Amsterdam.

From Boston to Praia

There are once a week direct flights. There are now flights from Boston Logan to Praia on TACV outbound on Wedneday nights and inbopund to the US on Wednesdays. South African Airways no longer operates a service to the Cape Verde Islands. Normal fares are around $1300 but special deals for tourists can be below $500 return including taxes.

Cape Verde flights started with Charles Lindbergh`s pioneering flights to Santiago, aiming for South America. He took six hours from Dakar, the same as flying from Cape Verde to UK today. But his wife did not like Santiago and he returned to Bathurst. Not much change there. Mussolini built Sal, Cape Verde`s main airport in an early gig on his 1933-44 world airfare tour season.

Helpful Booking Sites

Lastminute.com - Book your flight to Cape Verde

Charterflights.co.uk - Bookings to Cape Verde

Skyscanner.net - Scheduled and Charter flights to Cape Verde

Astraeus Flights - Book flight only to Cape Verde