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