Dublin Airport announces double daily Dublin-Lisbon service by TAP

Portuguese airline TAP is set to launch a new double daily service between Dublin and Lisbon from next summer, offering additional choice for passengers travelling between Dublin and Lisbon.

One of Europe’s most popular city break destinations, Lisbon offers 290 days of sunshine per year and a cool nightlife. Dublin-Lisbon is an established route for Dublin Airport with about 276,000 passengers taking flights between the two capital cities in the 12 months ended June 30, 2018.

TAP will operate two flights per day from Dublin to Lisbon starting on April 1, 2019. The new route will also offer convenient onward connectivity to South America and other locations via TAP’s global network.

‘We’re delighted to welcome TAP back to Dublin Airport after an absence of more than a decade,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. ‘We look forward to working closely with TAP to promote this new service,’ he added.

According to TAP Chief Executive, Antonoaldo Neves, the new Dublin service is ‘another step in the path of strong strategic growth that the company has been going through in recent years and will continue to develop.’

The new route will be operated by either an Airbus 319 aircraft with 144 seats or an Airbus 320 with capacity for up to 144 passengers. The morning flight is due to depart Dublin at 10.35 arriving in Lisbon at 13.15. The afternoon service is due to depart Dublin at 17.30 arriving in Lisbon at 20.10. All times are local.

TAP’s new service to Lisbon is the fourth new route to be announced for Dublin Airport for 2019. American Airlines earlier announced a new Dallas service, while Norwegian will add Hamilton Ontario to its network from Dublin and Ryanair will have a new double daily service to London Southend Airport, the airport said.

More than 18 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport so far in 2018, a six percent increase over the same period last year.

TAP Portugal Announces Campaign to Promote Its Service in UK

TAP Portugal, a Portugal based airline, is launching a marketing campaign for its route from the UK, to Lisbon Airport in Portugal.

The new daily service from Manchester Airport, to Lisbon Airport, has been recently extended from a five day a week service.

The newly expanded service commences from October 28, 2012, with the airline offering twin-class fares, which include complimentary food and drink, complimentary advance seat choice, a 23kg baggage allowance, and the Executive and Victoria frequent flyer services.

The airline is extending the Anglo-Portuguese connection to become the main air carrier between Portugal and the UK.

The airline’s new campaign is intended to attract British travellers flying to Portugal, and includes the launch of around one hundred branded taxis, and several posters in Manchester Piccadilly station to promote the route.

With this extension, the total number of flights offered by the airline increases to 74 every week. The airline’s winter schedule for 2012 for British residents include 46 flights every week from Lisbon to London, 14 flights from Porto to London, seven from Funchal to London, and seven from Lisbon to Manchester. The airline is currently also offering a service from London Heathrow airport in the UK to Funchal International Airport in Madeira, Portugal.

The airline has commenced its services on the Lisbon to Manchester route in June 2011, and is currently flying the sector with a load factor of 84 percent, as reported in July 2012. Since its inception, the airline has flown around 48,000 passengers on this route within one year of service.

Currently, the airline is hosting the 9th Fraud Prevention Meeting of European Airlines at its headquarters in Portugal, in an effort to find solutions to fraudulent practises that are cheating airlines each year.

TAP Portugal Increases Service to UK

TAP Portugal, a Portugal based airline, has announced an increase in its flights to the UK.

The airline is extending the Anglo-Portuguese connection by increasing its five- times a week service from Manchester Airport in UK to Lisbon Airport in Portugal to a daily service.

The newly expanded service commences from October 28, 2012, with the airline offering twin-class fares, which includes complimentary food and drink, complimentary advance seat choice, a 23kg baggage allowance, and the Executive and Victoria frequent flyer services.

With this extension, the total number of flights offered by the airline increases to 74 every week. The airline’s winter schedule for 2012 for British residents includes 46 flights every week from Lisbon to London; 14 flights from Porto to London; seven from Funchal to London; and seven from Lisbon to Manchester. The airline is currently also offering a service from London Heathrow airport to Madeira airport, Portugal.

The airline commenced its services on the Lisbon to Manchester route in June 2011, and is currently flying the sector with a load factor of 84%, as reported in July 2012. Since its inception, the airline has flown around 48,000 passengers on this route within one year of service.

The airline, which serves a total of 75 destinations in 35 countries, is also the main carrier between the UK and Spain. The airline is currently trying to increase its reach to more destinations in North and South America, and Africa.

The airline, however, in the first half of 2012, registered a loss of €112 million, suffering from industrial action in the sector, which had a direct impact of €21.6 million. Half yearly revenues, however, increased by 9.3% from the same period in 2011, to €1.084 billion.