TAP will operate more flights during winter than this summer

  • ECO News
  • 1 September 2021

The Portuguese airline will have more weekly flights in the winter than in the summer. In total, there will be 941 connections per week, 101 of which depart from Porto.

TAP will increase its offer for the winter, operating a total of 941 flights per week until December. In a statement made public this Wednesday, the Portuguese airline said it will offer 91 more weekly flights than it currently does.

TAP’s flight plan for the IATA winter, which runs from October 31 to March 26 2022, provides for 941 round-trip flights per week, 91 more weekly frequencies than the 850 the company was offering this summer. “This increase in supply (…) gives a positive and confident sign of a recovery in travel demand, in line with international projections for the sector,” the company says.

At national airports, there will be 101 flights per week departing from Porto, directly connecting the city to Lisbon, Funchal, London, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, New York, Rio de Janeiro and S. Paulo. Madeira will benefit from 49 flights a week to Lisbon and Porto. Ponta Delgada will have 15 weekly flights to Lisbon and Terceira seven flights per week to the capital. At last, Faro will have 21 flights a week to Lisbon.

In total, TAP said, Portugal will be linked to 37 European cities, with 585 flights per week. Direct weekly connections to Africa and the Middle East will increase to 93 flights in 15 destinations. In the United States, Mexico and Canada, all routes where TAP operated before the pandemic will resume operations with a total of 59 flights per week on 11 routes – Boston, Newark (from Lisbon and Porto), Washington, New York (JFK), Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal and Toronto (Canada) and Cancun (Mexico).

To Brazil, the airline will offer 52 weekly flights on the 12 routes it will operate this winter and, finally, to Venezuela, TAP will offer one weekly flight. Another highlight for this winter is the inauguration of scheduled flights to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, offering three weekly connections.