"It is an investment of strategic importance for Cape Verdean aviation," Nuno Pereira, chairman of the board of directors of the Angolan-based aviation group, told Lusa Nuno Pereira on Friday.
He added that the certification request for this Embraer 190, "working together" by BestFly teams in Cape Verde and Angola, "represents the first of its kind for a new aircraft, for a long time and a breakthrough for Cape Verdean aviation."
Without going into detail about the operation that will be carried out by the new Embraer 190, Nuno Pereira confirmed the completion of the business for the leasing supply of this aircraft, which waits only for certification by the AAC to be moved to Praia, admitting that it can happen during the month of May.
"To start the operation in June", he also said, ensuring that the new aircraft will "strengthen and complement" the activity that BestFly already develops in Cape Verde, currently with two ATR 72-600 domestic flights in the archipelago, a service that the company has guaranteed for almost a year.
"This new aircraft is part of a complementarity strategy that includes smaller planes to ensure the viability of the operation and inter-island connectivity in a sustainable way. Our idea is to soon have a fleet of BestFly Cape Verde composed of six aircraft", said the chairman of the company's board of directors.
The BestFly group is the result of a family-owned company established in Angola and also operates in geographies such as Dubai, the Republic of the Congo or Portugal.