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Airports in Cape Verde

Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID)

Overview

Amilcar Cabral International Airport is the primary airport servicing Cape Verde. It is named for one of the foremost proponents of independence from colonial rule, Amilcar Cabral, who went on to lead the nationalist movements of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. It has one terminal and serves arange of airlines.

Location

The airport is a 1.3 miles (2km) west of the town of Espargos in central Sal.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available for transport to hotels and towns throughout the island, but are expensive. Shared taxis (aluguer) are also available.

Time

GMT -1.

see full airport guide


Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI)

Overview

Nelson Mandela International Airport was opened in 2005 as Praia International Airport, and renamed in 2012 to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela and his commitment to human rights. It serves well over 500,000 visitors per year and has terminals for both domestic and international flights.

Location

1.8 miles (3km) northeast from central Praia

Getting to the city

There are taxis available outside the arrivals terminal for transfer into town.

Time

GMT -1.

see full airport guide


Sal International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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