TAP Air Portugal commenced flights between Lisbon and Florence on 10 June, with the crew of the inaugural flight being met by a congregation of the airport’s staff. The Star Alliance member will serve the 1,782-kilometre sector 10 times weekly on its fleet of E190s, with no other airline presently flying between the two cities.
- TAP Air Portugal introduced Florence (FLR) to its network on 10 June, launching flights to the Italian city from its Lisbon (LIS) base. The Star Alliance member is scheduled to offer 10 weekly fights between the two airports, with it operating a twice-daily service on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The airline will utilise its fleet of 106-seat E190s on the 1,782-kilometre city pair, with no other carrier presently flying between the two airports. The Portuguese flag carrier is the largest in the market between its home country and Italy, offering over 751,000 one-way seats between the two nations in 2018. This represents roughly 55% of seat capacity in the market. Ryanair is the second largest airline with just under 501,000 seats (37% market share) and easyJet third with a little under 79,000 seats (5.8%). Along with Florence, the Star Alliance carrier also serves Bologna, Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino and Venice Marco Polo airports in Italy this summer, with it offering 107 weekly departures from Portugal to these destinations. See how Lisbon and Florence airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.