Lisbon – Montreal, and Lisbon – Ponta Delgada – Boston are TAP Air Portugal’s new routes
The inauguration of the Lisbon-Montreal and Ponta Delgada-Boston route shows the achievement of one of the strategic paths outlined since the beginning of TAP Air Portugal‘s transformation process: the conquest of the North Atlantic.
“This is a historic moment in the Company’s journey. With the inauguration of these new routes, TAP goes from three routes in 2015 to 11 North American routes, the same number as Brazil. This is another important step in the Company’s network diversification and expansion plan, which strengthens its exposure to new and less volatile markets,” says the Company’s CEO.
The Airline will operate six weekly frequencies between Lisbon and Montreal. Flights depart to the new destination in North America from the Portuguese capital every day, except Wednesdays, at 2:55 pm and arrive in the Canadian city at 5:40 pm. And will be available for sale from November 25, with operations beginning next year.
In total, TAP Air Portugal will operate 82 weekly frequencies in the North American market next year, which represents a significant increase in supply compared to 2015, when the Company operated only 16 weekly frequencies. In Portugal, the Company will also increase the number of connections between Lisbon and Ponta Delgada, from 4 to 5 daily.
Ponta Delgada-Boston is one of the strategic routes that reinforce the Company’s growth in the North Atlantic. From 2020, Portugal will have, from Lisbon and Ponta Delgada, two direct routes to Boston, hub city of TAP Air Portugal partner JetBlue, which will allow the Portuguese company to carry even more passengers from various points of the US.
With these new connections and remaining supply increases, TAP expects to carry an additional 390,000 North Americans between Portugal and the North Atlantic next year, increasingly contributing to the national economy and the growth of tourism. TAP currently carries close to one million passengers from North America to Europe.
Source: News Release