Service begins in December with three nonstop flights per week

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that Cabo Verde Airlines will begin nonstop service between Sal, Cabo Verde’s Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID) and Dulles International with three flights per week, beginning Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Passengers on this new route will travel nonstop aboard Boeing’s 757 aircraft, as the airline builds its Sal hub to create even more opportunities for travel between the United States and West Africa. Washington, D.C., becomes 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,” said Yil Surehan, vice president of Airline Business Development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.


Flights on Cabo Verde Airlines can be purchased now by visiting or through a local travel agency. The flight schedule for winter 2019-2020 service, effective Dec. 8, is as follows:


Flight No.




Days of Operation




0800 / 1245

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday




0745 / 1840

Monday, Thursday, Saturday


From Sal, Cabo Verde Airlines’ international hub, Washington, D.C., travelers can connect to Brazilian leisure destinations Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador, as well as to Luanda, Angola and Dakar, Senegal.


Tuesday’s announcement is the latest new airline to initiate service from Dulles International in 2019, which saw passenger activity increase by more than 5 percent last year. With its new nonstop service to Sal, Cabo Verde Airlines joins 34 other air carriers offering more than 70 daily flights to 57 nonstop international destinations from the leading international airport in the National Capital Region.