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Cabo Verde Airlines Debuts Their First Boeing 737-8 MAX Airplane

Cabo Verde Airlines has today celebrated the delivery of their first Boeing 737-8 MAX jet with a special event at their home base with officials and company team members. As part of the carrier’s new ‘take-off’ rebranding, the aircraft will help reconnect the Cape Verdean diaspora.

Cape Verde Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Thursday (July 20, 2023), Cabo Verde Airlines celebrated the delivery of their first Boeing 737-8 MAX airplane, which was marked by a special event attended by officials and team members. As part of the carrier’s new ‘take-off’ rebranding, the jet will reconnect the Cape Verdean diaspora and boost tourism for the island nation from Africa and the Americas. Cape Verde Airlines connects four continents with direct flights from their hubs in Praia and Sal. The Boeing 737 MAX Family delivers enhanced efficiency, improved environmental performance and increased passenger comfort. Powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines and advanced technology winglets, the 737 MAX reduces fuel use and emissions by 20 percent compared to previous generation airplanes.

In Thursday’s announcement, Cabo Verde Airlines’ President and CEO, Sara Pires, said,

“This is a significant moment for Cabo Verde Airlines. With the addition of the Boeing 737-8, we continue to expand our fleet to pre-pandemic levels. The delivery of an airplane with the capabilities of the 737-8 allows us to meet the growing travel demand to our archipelago country at the crossroads of four continents.”

Also commenting on the 737-8 MAX delivery, Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Africa, Anbessie Yitbarek, said,

“The 737 MAX family is perfectly suited for Cabo Verde Airlines to serve prominent markets in Africa, Europe and North and South America, providing it with enhanced capability and flexibility across its network. The 737-8, with its versatility and fuel efficiency, will support Cabo Verde Airlines’ goal of competing to win back market share.”

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

Source: Boeing/PRNewswire


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