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TAP Portugal To Start Bamako-Mali In June!  
User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 741 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

TP is to start LIS-BKO with 3 flights a week starting in June. I guess it will be served by a A320? Also roumoured that they will announce Accra next! http://www.presstur.com/site/news.asp?news=29226

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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Is there much O&D, i.e. local, traffic between Lisbon area and Bamako? Or is it principally a connection-based service? For example, ORY-LIS-BKO is 2,702 miles as the crow flies against 2,584 for CDG-BKO non-stop - not much difference.

If ACC starts, I presume this will be mainly for connecting passengers in particular from LON (LHR/LGW)? In terms of connecting via LIS, LHR-ACC is 3,160 miles against 3,323 via LIS - again, not much difference.

To me, it appears that TP is utilising its geographic position on the periphery of Europe for connections to Brazil - which is obvious - and to a growing degree (and beyond Sao Tome, Bissau and Cape Verde, for example, with their Portuguese background) to West Africa. I just hope that services like BKO (and ACC if it happens) aren't overly reliant on connecting passengers, for there should be a balance of traffic.

[Edited 2011-02-16 07:04:36]


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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
If ACC starts, I presume this will be mainly for connecting passengers in particular from LON (LHR/LGW)? In terms of connecting via LIS, LHR-ACC is 3,160 miles against 3,323 via LIS - again, not much difference.

Very good move from TP and STAR which are very innovative and it seems they have understood the importance of Africa... Same could not be said of BA/IB and OneWorld.



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User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

Fantastic to see TAP expanding elsewhere than in Brazil. TAP has a good deal of experience, much like SN, in African operations, and should make more use of this advantage than they have over the past years.

Speedbird741



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User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 2):
Very good move from TP and STAR which are very innovative

It is a great move as the only services to Europe are with Air France/Aigle Azur-Paris and Spanair-Barcelona
Maybe they will increase from 3 to 5 times a week as soon as the bookings pick up, as not very flexible with only 3 flights a week...
Accra will be another great destination- If confirmed!
Both routes will have high yeild traffic...


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