In a press release, the Cape Verdean airline reported that the flights will leave from the island of Sal, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The inaugural flight is scheduled for 9 December, departing from Sal at 20:50 local time and arriving in Lagos at 02:10 local time.

The flight will be made by a Boeing 757, with 161 seats in economy class and 22 in business class, also according to Cabo Verde Airlines.

In March, the Cabo Verde state sold 51% of Transportes Aéreas de Cabo Verde (TACV) for €1.3 million to Lofleidir Cape Verde, a company owned 70% by Loftleidir Icelandic EHF and 30% by Icelandic entrepreneurs with experience in the aviation sector.

TACV operated domestic flights, which were abandoned as part of the privatisation process, with the CVA focusing only on international flights.

But the airline, now called Cabo Verde Airlines, resumed domestic flights between islands a week ago, through a partnership with the Portuguese Lease-Fly and Newtour, thus ensuring connectivity to the international hub on the island of Sal.

The Cabo Verdean airline operates most of its international flights from Sal, and now has connections to the islands of Santiago, São Vicente and Fogo, using ATR42-300 aircraft.

The air connections between islands were provided only by the company Binter, which this week changed its name to Transportes Interilhas de Cabo Verde (TICV).