Cheap Flights to Cape Verde

Floating just west of Senegal are the majestic islands of Cape Verde. Uninhabited before the 15th century, this sunny archipelago of 10 volcanic islands was first settled by the Portuguese, who called it Cabo Verde. Today, the now independent Republic of Cabo Verde is one of Africa's most progressive democracies and a popular hotspot for European tourists. While each island has its own unique features, together, they make up a stunning African nation that's known for picturesque beaches, idyllic hiking trails, and adventure tourism.

Planning a trip to Africa's beautiful Cape Verde? Skyscanner provides helpful online tools to help get you there for less, like Cheapest Month and Price Alerts. When choosing your flights, it's important to know that most of Cape Verde's islands have their own international airports. We'll tell you the benefits of each below.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Cape Verde

Nestled by the Atlantic Ocean's warm waves, Cape Verde is wonderful to visit year round. For peak times, choose between December to April to enjoy the best in surfing and whale watching, or consider June to October if you want to see the turtles. Cape Verde does have a rainy season from August into October, where the outdoor temperatures can get pretty toasty.

Airlines That Fly to Cape Verde

Many domestic and international airlines offer flights to and from Cape Verde, including:

  • Azores Airlines
  • Binter Canarias
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Luxair
  • Neos
  • Meridiana
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • SmartLynx
  • TACV
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Transavia
  • Travel Service
  • TUI Airways
  • TUI fly Netherlands
  • Vueling

Airports in Cape Verde

Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID)

Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID) is Cape Verde's biggest and busiest international airport. Sitting 2 km away from Espargos, the airport is located on Sal Island, which is known for its world-class beaches and windsurfing. Amílcar Cabral Airport specializes in European flights, arriving and departing from such cities as Paris, Brussels, and Glasgow. There is also domestic island-to-island travel offered by Binter Canarias.

Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI)

Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI) is situated in Praia, Cape Verde's capital and biggest city. RAI belongs to Santiago Island, which was the first island to be settled by the Portuguese. With 154,900 inhabitants, this island is still the home to most of the nation's population. Nelson Mandela International Airport hosts flights from major international cities, such as Boston, Lisbon, and Amsterdam, alongside frequent domestic routes.

Aristides Pereira International Airport (BVC)

On the island of Boa Vista, home to Cape Verde's most famous beaches, is Aristides Pereira International Airport (BVC). As the nation's third busiest airport, BVC offers flights to much of Western Europe, including Germany, Portugal, England, and even Luxembourg. There is also a handful of domestic routes. You can find Aristides Pereira International Airport about 5 km southeast from the city of Sal Rei.

Cesária Évora Airport (VXE)

If you're interested in visiting Cape Verde's cultural mecca of Sao Vicente island, choose Cesária Évora Airport (VXE). Located 5 km from the city of Mindelo, this small international airport has European flights from Paris, Lisbon, Amsterdam. You can also fly to nearby islands within the nation, like Santiago and Sal.

Flights to Cape Verde - Destinations

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