TAP1972 From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 396 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3255 times:
Zagreb, because next year it is expected that Croatia will be one main tourist destinations in Portugal.
Bologna to increase TAP's presence in Italy, taking advantage of the low penetration of AZ in terms of flights to Portugal. AZ has only 2 daily flights from Milan to LIS while TAP I think has 3 daily flights to Milan (2 to MXP and 1 to LIN), 2 or 3 daily flights to Rome and 3 or weekly flights to Venice. Also NE of Brazil is a very popular destination in Italy and AZ only flies to GRU from MXP, so there's a market to Brazil that TAP has been exploring.
Only now Dublin??!!!!
I'm complaining because I worked 7 months in Dublin this year and didn't have direct flights to come to spend the weekend in Lis. Had always to go through LHR. EI flights are on thursdays, Sundays and tuesays in the morning.
Anyway I think is a market to explore, EI has 3 weekly flights to Lis and quite a few to Faro, as well as Ryanair has (I think) a daily flight to Faro. I believe there's the market for TAP on a route from Faro to Dub. There's a lot of Irish golf fans and Algarve has been considered one of the best places for Golf in the world. I believe TAP could compete with EI and FR.
In regard to LIS-DUB there's quite a few business travellers as well as tourist. I think there's the market for at least for 3/4 weekly flights.
Heisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
Very nice to se TAP at a daily basis at OSL.
SAS operates no nonstop flights from Stockholm or Copenhagen to Lisboa, however SAS Braathens operates nonstop flights between Lisboa and Oslo as the only SAS group airline between Scandinavia and lovely Portugal.