TAP increasing routes from May 18

in News · 07-05-2020 11:55:00 · 0 Comments

TAP will resume the Lisbon - Porto route with three flights a week from May 18 until the end of the month, according to information available on the website of the Portuguese airline.

On domestic routes, the same information indicates that from Lisbon to Madeira, from 18 to 31 May, the frequency will increase from the current two flights a week to three.

The connections from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, from 18 to 31 May, will be reduced from the current three flights per week to two, while the connections to Terceira island from the capital will be increased from the current single flight per week up to two.

Also flights to São Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos airport) are resumed, with two weekly flights from May 18 (currently there are zero), and to Rio de Janeiro (Galeão), with a weekly flight , also an increase, as there are currently no flights.

On flights to Europe, the two weekly flights from Lisbon to London Heathrow (United Kingdom) and Paris (France) are maintained, but the cities of Brussels (Belgium), Geneva (Switzerland) remain disconnected from Lisbon.

Flights to North America are also not expected to resume as of May 18, according to information on the website.

Jornal de Notícias reported that TAP was going to resume its activity with 71 routes from Lisbon airport and three departing from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto.

On Monday, TAP told Lusa that it did not have a plan to resume its activity, which was impacted by the covid-19 pandemic, stressing that "there are several simulations that accommodate various assessments of the situation".

In response to Lusa, the Portuguese carrier clarified, at the time, that "it does not have a recovery plan", adding that "there are several simulations that accommodate different assessments of the situation", without giving further information.

On April 22, the airline asked the State for guarantees for two possible financing operations, by Haitong and ICBC Spain, for a total of 350 million euros.

In the letter, to which Lusa had access, addressed to the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) and signed by the carrier's Executive Committee, TAP makes several requests, taking into account the situation resulting from the covid-19 pandemic.


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