TAP flights between Portugal and Spain increase by 12 percent

Saturday 22, January 2011


TAP flights between Portugal and Spain increase by 12 percent


TAP carried 846 thousand passengers between Portugal and Spain in 2010, which translates into a year-on-year increase of 12 percent, equivalent to around 100 thousand passengers.


The increase was in part due to higher occupancy rates on the company’s flights between the two countries, which rose 5 percentage points, consolidating the Portuguese carrier’s position as the main airline connecting destinations on the Iberian Peninsula.


As evidence of TAP’s importance in Portugal’s connections with Spain, one of the country’s principal economic partners and one of the country’s biggest tourist source markets, the Portuguese airline operates a total of 191 weekly flights between the two countries during the summer peak demand period.


TAP operates 42 flights each week between Lisbon and Madrid, the same number it operates between the Portuguese capital and Barcelona. The airline also offers 21 flights weekly from Oporto to Spain’s two largest cities. In November 2010, the number of flights between Lisbon and Valencia was upped to 21 each week. The airline also operates 14 weekly flights to Bilbao, 13 to Malaga, 11 to Seville, and six between the Portuguese capital and La Coruña.


During the summer, TAP also offers direct flights from Madrid and Barcelona to Funchal.



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