Stansted Airport is to gain a link to the Cape Verde islands with a flag-carrying airline this year.
Cape Verde Airlines, also known as TACV, will begin weekly flights from the London hub to Praia on the island of Santiago from October 29th.
It will operate another weekly service to the main international airport on Sal from the same date.
The flights, which will use 160-seat Boeing 757 aircraft, have been timed to facilitate onward connections to Fortaleza in Brazil.
Neil Silvester, UK sales and marketing manager for Cape Verde Airlines, said: "The recent rapid growth in UK tourism arrivals to the Cape Verde Islands has meant additional airlift has been essential to keep up with this demand.
"A growing number of British second-home owners on this Atlantic archipelago have also fuelled the need for two direct flights a week with TACV."
The Cape Verde archipelago is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Africa.