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TP Transported Almost 8 Million!  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Hi!

The media just threw the final numbers that TP transported during 2007, 7.930.454 passangers, around 8 million and that is quite good of course, for a little airline like TP. There was also a good increase of traffic from 2006 to 2007. In Europe the growth was + 14,9%, Brazil + 17,1 and Domestic ( including the islands Madeira and Azores ) + 2,4. I don't have any numbers regarding Africa!
Now that the A310 is leaving and another batch of A330-200 is coming I'm sure that TP will have another excelent year. We also discussed a few months ago the arrival of 2 ex: AC A319's but I don't have any track on that! Also it is expected new routes starting the summer season from 1st. April on!
Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
Regards

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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Congratulations for TAP. And the expansion in the Brazilian market will continue during 2008. Already in February LIS-BSB will increase from 5 weekly to 6 x weekly (expected to be daily by the end of 2008).

Also in February TAP will launch yet another destination in Brazil: LIS-CNF, which means TAP will serve 8 Brazilians destinations nonstop.

Rgs,


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1800 times:



Quoting CV990 (Thread starter):
Also it is expected new routes starting the summer season from 1st. April on!

My guesses (or whishful thinking), are BOM and SVO for new routes.


User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 1692 times:

Congratulations to TAP. TP is emerging into a nimble, word-class airline. Its reputation has certainly improved. Now that TP is a full-fledged member of Star Alliance, I hope that it adds more destinations to its route network. In North America, TAP should consider flying to Star hubs such as IAD, ORD, and YYZ. Besides more destinations in Brazil, EZE should be added to TAP's network. In Europe, TP should think about starting flights to DUS, Berlin, DME, and ATH. Kudos to TAP for modernizing its fleet, which will further improve service and attract more passengers.

User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1557 times:



Quoting IAD380 (Reply 3):
In North America, TAP should consider flying to Star hubs such as IAD, ORD, and YYZ.

They are considering it but I wouldn't expect any expansion in N.America before Spring 2009. I heard that BOS and YYZ would be the preferred expansion cities. For this year my guesses are as I pointed above, Mumbai and Moscow as well as some reinforcement of African routes. We could also see a small expansion on PGA's side. Mr. Pinto has said that once they resolve PGA's pilot shortage (by Summaer '08), he intends to increase the fleet utilization. That could mean either increased frequency to existing destinations or/and additional destinations.


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

They announced the new routes at the same time they set a goal of 9 million passengers for 2008.
Here are the new routes and frequencies for 2008:
http://diarioeconomico.sapo.pt/edici...mpresas/pt/desarrollo/1079348.html
http://www.ambitur.pt/site/news.asp?news=11471
New routes:
OPO-SSA (1 weekly)
LIS-CNF (5 weekly) This one we already knew
FNC-MAD (1 weekly during the Summer)

Increased frequencies:
OPO-EWR (4 weekly)
LIS-MPM(Maputo)/JNB (5 weekly)
LIS-OXB(Bissau) (2 weekly)

They also stated that they're not done yet.


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1409 times:



Quoting Airbazar (Reply 5):
New routes:
OPO-SSA (1 weekly)
LIS-CNF (5 weekly) This one we already knew
FNC-MAD (1 weekly during the Summer)

Increased frequencies:
OPO-EWR (4 weekly)
LIS-MPM(Maputo)/JNB (5 weekly)
LIS-OXB(Bissau) (2 weekly)

They also stated that they're not done yet.

Add to list an additional frequency LIS-BSB which will increase from 5 to 6 weekly starting February/08.

I am of the view MPM and JNB should be detached and operated nonstop.

Rgs,


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
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Quoting Airbazar (Reply 5):
OPO-SSA (1 weekly)

AFAIK, it comes together with the reduction on current schedule for LIS-SSA to 6 weekly from daily.

Felipe



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User currently offlineLH506 From Ecuador, joined May 2007, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1345 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 7):
Quoting Airbazar (Reply 5):
OPO-SSA (1 weekly)

AFAIK, it comes together with the reduction on current schedule for LIS-SSA to 6 weekly from daily.

What is reasoning for these changes?



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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1248 times:



Quoting LH506 (Reply 8):
What is reasoning for these changes?

I have no idea but they must have their reasons.
I wonder if the "liberalization" of the OPO-LIS market which was one of the government stipulated conditions for the TP/PGA merger may be playing a role. Also, as we all know, LIS is busting at the seams. The A310's could use gates but A330's can only use remote stands. Maybe shifting some service to OPO is TP's only possible way to continue to grow.


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1120 times:



Quoting LH506 (Reply 8):
What is reasoning for these changes?

Here's the explanation for the OPO-SSA route:
http://ww1.rtp.pt/noticias/index.php?article=321953&visual=26&tema=4
Apparently they're hoping to capitalize on religious tourism traffic between Salvador and Galiza.
So much so that they are offering free transfers from OPO to various cities in Galiza.
The interesting part about this is that a similar idea has been floated here on a.net about the potential for a route between OPO and EZE.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
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Quoting LH506 (Reply 8):
AFAIK, it comes together with the reduction on current schedule for LIS-SSA to 6 weekly from daily.
What is reasoning for these changes?

Create room for more flights at LIS without hurting more their operations. I believe FOR-OPO will be the next.

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 10):
The interesting part about this is that a similar idea has been floated here on a.net about the potential for a route between OPO and EZE.

I always defend this idea about serving Spain to EZE thru OPO would be a great idea.

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 9):
Maybe shifting some service to OPO is TP's only possible way to continue to grow.

Right, and they also continue to develop OPO as a connecting point.



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