TAP Portugal expands presence at Lisbon with eight new routes

On 1 July, Lisbon Airport celebrated TAP Portugal’s inaugural flight to Bogota with a cocktail party as well as a traditional-themed cake. Marking the achievement are: Luís Ribeiro Vaz, Member of the Board, ANA; Luís Gama Mór, VP, TAP; and João Cotrim Figueiredo, President, Portuguese Tourism Board.

As part of TAP Portugal’s expansion during the course of last week, Belgrade Airport welcomed the new route with a press briefing on the Portuguese flag carrier’s twice-weekly flights from Lisbon on 1 July. Marking the event are: David Jacinto, Head of Brazil and European Sales, TAP; Augusto Jose Pestana Saraiva Peixoto, Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal in Serbia; Velimir Radosavljevic, CEO, Belgrade; Peter Szolnok, Sales Manager, TAP; and Anamarija Matic, PR Manager, Belgrade.

Furthermore, TAP Portugal’s inaugural flight from Tallinn to Lisbon was commemorated at the Estonian gateway with a special ceremony. Cutting the cake are: Jari Nuotio, Key Account Manager Finland & Baltics, TAP; and Erik Sakkov, Member Management Board, Tallinn Airport. 

Gothenburg Airport greeted on 2 July, TAP Portugal’s four weekly operations from Lisbon. Cutting the celebratory ribbon are: João Mantas, Station Manager, TAP; Christina Bjernudd, Key Account Manager, Swedavia; João Morais, Country Mangager Scandinavia, TAP; and Margareta Ekvall, Key Account Manager, TAP.

TAP Portugal at St Petersburg Airport

Celebrations continued on 1 July, this time at St Petersburg Airport, which welcomed TAP Portugal’s thrice-weekly flights from Lisbon with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • TAP Portugal expanded its Lisbon (LIS) offering with the addition of eight new routes during the course of last week. Surprisingly, only one of the new airport pairs faces any competition, namely the 1,114-kilometre sector to Nantes (NTE), which is served six times weekly using the Star Alliance member’s 49-seat ERJ 145s. In addition, the 7,529-kilometre sector to Bogota (BOG) in Colombia is classified as the longest route. Commenting on the route launch to St. Petersburg, Volker Wendefeuer, COO, NCG, said: “We spent a lot of time to make the launch of TAP Portugal regular flights possible. It is a long-expected event for us. By entering the St. Petersburg market, TAP gave all north-west region citizens an opportunity to get acquainted not only with Portugal, but also to use convenient connections as part of the airline’s flights to places including Madeira, Azores, and countries of South America, Africa, Cape Verde”. See how Belgrade, Gothenburg, St Petersburg and Tallinn airports’ FTWAs compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
01 Jul Lisbon (LIS) Asturias (OVD) EQV (6)
Belgrade (BEG) A319 (2)
Bogota (BOG) A332 (4)
02 Jul Gothenburg (GOT) EQV (4)
03 Jul Hannover (HAJ)
01 Jul Nantes (NTE) ER4 (6) transavia.com France (3)
St Petersburg (LED) A320 (3)
04 Jul Tallinn (TLL) EQV (3)
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 8 July 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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