TAP Air Portugal Releases Operational Report

TAP Air Portugal reported on its operations in the first six months of 2019. The airline’s passenger traffic grew to 7.9 million passengers overall, up 4.8% year-on-year. It saw 9.6% traffic growth on its North American routes and 8.5% growth for its African network.

Traffic rose 5.8% on the carrier’s popular “Air Bridge” which links Lisbon and Porto, the nation’s two largest cities. Confirming a broader airline industry trend, the company’s Brazil-bound traffic dipped 2% in pace with the slowdown of the Brazilian economy.

In the first half of the year, the Portuguese flag carrier added eight cities to its route network: Basel, Chicago, Dublin, Naples, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Tenerife, and Washington. Earlier this month, the airline retired the last of its four Airbus A330-300 aircraft

Source: TAP Air Portugal