Washington Dulles International Airport has announced that in December Cabo Verde Airlines will begin three nonstop trips a week between Sal, Cabo Verde’s Amílcar Cabral International Airport and Dulles.
Sal is an island in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.
Dulles officials say passengers on the new route will travel nonstop aboard Boeing’s 757 aircraft as the airline builds its Sal hub to create more opportunities for travel between the U.S. and West Africa. Washington, D.C., is Cabo Verde Airlines’ second U.S. gateway.
“As the only airline offering nonstop service between the national capital region and Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde Airlines will provide travelers with unprecedented accessibility to the country’s popular leisure destinations, as well as convenient connections to West Africa, South America and beyond,” Yil Surehan, vice president of airline business development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said in a prepared statement.
From Sal, which is Cabo Verde Airlines’ international hub, Washington travelers can connect to Brazilian leisure destinations Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador, as well as to Luanda, Angola and Dakar, Senegal.