Cabo Verde Airlines is a scheduled airline whose new hub operates at the international airport on the island of Sal. Since November 2009 it has been an active member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The company currently has a management agreement with the company Loftleidir Icelandic.
Cabo Verde Airlines is the air flag carrier of the Republic of Cabo Verde, owned in 49% by the State of Cabo Verde and 51% by Loftleidir Cabo Verde.
It was established in 1958, as a public enterprise when it absorbed the then called Aero Club of Cabo Verde. Up to 1984, the company operations were restricted to the domestic market for eight (8) of the nine (9) inhabited islands of the archipelago. In the eighties, new horizons were open to the company.
In February of 2009, the company acquired its registry in the IOSA program of IATA. In May 2018, TACV changed its name to Cabo Verde Airlines. It is today the sixth African airline company certified as IOSA Operator, in IATA Operational Safety Audit Program.