Air passenger traffic up 10% in Cape Verde

Passenger traffic at Cape Verde’s airports and aerodromes increased by 10% in the third quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2022, the Cape Verdean National Statistics Institute (INE) announced late last week.
The number of passengers stood at 681,000 between July and September, according to the transport statistics bulletin, which also details a 4.1% increase in aircraft traffic (to 7,483) and increases of 1.2% in cargo handled (totaling 208,782 tons) and 5.2% in mail (88 tons).
In Portugal’s ports, the number of ships and passengers varied by less than 1%, but the movement of goods grew by 11.8% to 689,000 tons. Ship movements stood at 1,990, and the total number of passengers was 434,832.
In the same period, there was also a 3.3% increase in the number of passengers transported by coach, to around five million. The data is part of INE’s monthly surveys of the Civil Aviation Agency (AAC), the National Ports Administration Company (ENAPOR), the National Airports and Air Safety Company (ASA), and the concessionary companies in the urban public transport subsector.

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