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TAP breaks passenger record in August

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 09-09-2017 10:17:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese flag carrier TAP broke its own record in August by carrying 1.42 million passengers in the month, bringing the year-to-date figure to 9.3 million passengers, a 24.3% increase compared to the same period in 2016.

TAP breaks passenger record in August

 

There were 224,000 more passengers this August compared to last year, an 18.7% jump.

 

An official source at TAP said that August traditionally has little room for growth, but this year there was a great supply-side increase with new routes and frequencies.

 

In August, the greatest increase in passenger numbers was on routes to the rest of Europe, which carried an extra 146,000 passengers, 20.6% more than in August 2016, with a total of 854,000.

 

The airline also highlighted growth in all sectors where it flies. Intercontinental flights, Africa (26.1%), USA and Canada (15.7%), Brazil (7.7%) and Venezuela (5.7%) all meant that TAP carried 335,000 passengers on its long-haul flights in August, 15% more than the same month in 2016.

 

The occupancy rates were over 80% in all sectorsand approaching 90% in some cases.

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Edition 1450
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