Cabo Verde Airlines has received the delivery of its maiden Boeing 737 MAX 8. The Cape Verde based airline will use this aircraft to relaunch flights to Africa, Europe, North America.
Cabo Verde Airlines : Boeing 737 MAX
The newly inducted Boeing 737 MAX registered as D4-CCJ was ferried to Praia International Airport on 19 July. South African Comair operated this aircraft from February 2019 to February 2022. Currently, the aircraft is 4.4 years old. It was stored at Victorville Airport from 8 February to 18 July. It will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines.
Introduction of this new Boeing 737 MAX is a part of the airline’s new “take-off” relaunch strategy. It is aiming at fleet renewal as well as network expansion so that it can attain the pre-pandemic capacity back.
Future plans for this aircraft
The airline plans to deploy this aircraft to relaunch routes to Africa, Europe, North America and South America. With Sal Island and Praia as its hub, the airline can easily fly to these continents.
On this delivery event, President and CEO of Cabo Verde Airlines, Sara Pires said :
“Delivery of this Boeing 737 MAX 8 is a significant moment for Cabo Verde Airlines. With this latest addition, the airline will continue to expand its network to the pre-pandemic levels. Addition of this state of the art technology aircraft will allow the airline airline to meet the amplifying travel demand to Cape Verde from four continents.”
Boeing Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Anbessie Yitbarek said :
“Cabo Verde Airlines has taken the delivery of its maiden Boeing 737 MAX 8. The airline can use this particular aircraft to service the African, European, North and South American market. The addition of this aircraft will provide the airline with more capability and flexibility. The aircraft is versatile and fuel efficient. It will support Cabo Verde Airlines’ goal of competing to win back market share” With its versatility and fuel efficiency, the aircraft will support the airline’s goal to compete to win back its market share.”
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Source : Boeing Media Room