Cabo Verde Express

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Cabo Verde Express
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IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsAmílcar Cabral International Airport
Fleet size3
HeadquartersEspargos, Cape Verde

Cabo Verde Express is a Cape Verdean regional airline headquartered in Espargos and based at Amílcar Cabral International Airport operating domestic scheduled and charter services.


It was established in 1998 by Jean-Christophe Bartz, airline transport pilot and business man with many interests within the airline industry in West Africa.[1] Operations started with a single Cessna Caravan (D4-CBJ). A few months later the Czech-made Let L-410 Turbolet were introduced. The airline employed 14 pilots including 2 freelancers.[2]

The little airline grew fast under the command of Captain JC Bartz and actively contributed to the tourism development on the island of Boa Vista. Captain JC Bartz sold the airline back in 2007 to the Portuguese group Omni Aviacao, the owner of White Airways. Its head office is at the Amílcar Cabral International Airport in Espargos, Sal.


Let L-410 in the old livery
Let L-410 in the new livery
Cape Verde


As of July 2015 Cabo Verde Express has three aircraft:

Cabo Verde Express Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes Passengers
Let L-410 Turbolet


  1. ^ Company Profile Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved 24 July 2015
  2. ^ Aeroplane type of Cabo Verde Express., retrieved 24 July 2015

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