The six new routes of TAP were announced last Tuesday by Fernando Pinto, Executive Chairman of the Company, in a Christmas message addressed to all employees. From June 10, the company expands its network to Toronto, Canada, Las Palmas - Gran Canaria Airport and Alicante, Spain, Stuttgart and Germany. Bucharest in Romania and Budapest in Hungary join the other destinations from the 1st of July. In the context of the growth strategy planned for next summer, TAP may also announce new routes and the strengthening of the current scheduling.
Las Palmas - Gran Canaria
In Portugal, in addition to the launch of the air bridge between Lisbon and Porto, and the increase of frequencies for Madeira and Azores, TAP amplifies now also its offer between Lisbon and Faro, going from three to four daily frequencies, which, apart from being in an immediate increase of 33 per cent, it signals an intent to new growths, it the demand orders it. Frankfurt in Germany, Manchester in the UK, and Moscow in Russia, will, in the same way, have a significant increase in the current number of flights.
With this growth, TAP will have more 1,176 flights in July 2017, compared to the same month this year, which is more 272,878 seats available. To cope with this growth, the fleet of the company will be reinforced in 2017 with the entry into operation of an A330, in the long haul, two A320F, the middle haul, and four more jets that will integrate the regional fleet of TAP Express, going from a total of 80 to 87 aircrafts.
The expansion announced for next year is underpinned by a 2016 of great activity and changes in TAP, among which stand out the order of the new fleet that will begin to arrive at the end of 2017, the acquisition of two A330, the retrofit of 48 aircrafts currently in operation, the substitution of PGA for the new trademark TAP Express, the creation of the air bridge between Lisbon and Porto, the launch of the program Stopover and the strengthening of the importance of the North Atlantic with the launch of the lines of Boston and New York - JFK.
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