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TACV Cabo Verde Airlines


248 reviews
Headquarters: Avenue Amilcar Cabral, Praia, Santiago Cape Verde 011 238 260 82 60 Website
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a flight from Boston to St. Vincent Cape Verde 6 months ago for a summer vacation for July 2018. My wife is Cape Verdean and we were going to celebrate her 40th birthday and our 2nd wedding anniversary there. We planned a party at a restaurant there with 60 guest from CV, some flying in from other CV...

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International Economy Boston - Sao Vicente

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Parma
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The company canceled our flight just few days before departure communicating it via email. I had to place about ten calls before getting an answer and being reassured that they would have booked for us another flight (but, instead of being a direct one from mxp, with a stopover of more than 12 hours in Lisbon). I had then to...

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International Economy Milan - Ilha do Sal

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Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Late: The flight was late both times (going from Lisbon to Sal and from Sal to Lisbon), however I need to say that it was only 45 minutes - meaning no big deal for me since I do not need to change planes. Becareful if you need to make a transfer (for example in Praia) because it is most likely...

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International Economy Lisbon - Ilha do Sal

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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Didn't like to fly with Tacv, crew weren't helpful. Too much serious and close face. No smiling persons...

International Economy Ilha do Sal - Lisbon
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Moscow, Russia
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
70 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Being a bit anxious after reading reviews below, I expected an adventure in a bad sense, but alas! Everything went well and smooth. The only thing to fix is online check-in. Otherwise all was good - the crew, the plane (yes, it's old, but clean and comfy) and the food. Nothing to complain about really.

International Economy Lisbon - Ilha do Sal
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Dudley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
797 reviews
172 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Took an Internal flight from the Cape Verde island of Sal to the Cape Verde island of Sao Vincente with TACV. Cracking little prop plane (about a 40 seater) a very comfortable smooth flight 👍

Domestic Economy Ilha do Sal - Sao Vicente
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Lisbon
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This was a normal flight, nice staff, everything was smooth and calm. The only problem is that the aircraft is a bit dirty, probably due to time limitations between flights. Overall, it was a good experience.

International Economy Lisbon - Ilha do Sal
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I booked my tickets on TACV with CheapoAir. Two weeks before my departure I received an email notice from Cheapo air that there was a cancellation of my trip and flights due to a schedule change. The email said my refund would be posted in 4 to 6 weeks. I bought new tickets on Priceline. It's been three months and...

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International Economy Dakar - Lisbon

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Carrollton, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Everyone knows how hard it is for a TACV flight to leave on time... the whole company only uses a single Boeing to fly to Europe, To South and North America. So, delay, cancelation can happen at any time. However, when that happens, the staff are so friendly, so caring and helpful that make one to wonder "how under such...

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International Economy Praia - Fortaleza

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Always, really always, delayed for at least an hour. But I heard Binter will take over the TACV flights... also it was very hot in the plain. Positive point: you get a class of water for free and the staff is friendly.

Domestic Economy Praia - Sao Vicente
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About TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
Based in Praia, TACV Cabo Verde Airlines (VR) is the national flag carrier of Cape Verde. It operates from hubs at Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID) and Praia International Airport (RAI). São Pedro Airport (VXE) and Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) are focus cities. The airline flies to about 25 destinations: Seven domestic destinations, as well as airports in Brazil, the Canary Islands, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Spain and the United States. TACV Cabo Verde Airlines has a fleet of six aircraft configured with all-Economy Class cabins.
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