airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7462 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3188 times:
Quoting IAD380 (Thread starter): This year, TAP is adding MIA, POA, six European destations, and BKO and St. Vincinte in Africa to its route network. This is an impressive expansion.
They're not adding any aircraft and I don't believe they're hiring additional crew, so it's really just maximizing ac utilization. They also dropped JNB and reduced frequencies to MPM. Last year they cut some European frequencies too. They are becoming more serious about taking advantage of their geographic position to go outside of their historicaly ethnic markets and that is a good thing.
"Flights to Johannesburg began in the mid-60s, first using Lockheed Constellation piston-engined aircraft and then Boeing 707s, the Jet Age airliner that did for modern air travel what the DC-3 had done for commercial aviation in 1935."
louA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 382 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
Quoting AF022 (Reply 15): Between 2245 and 2345 there are departures to LHR, IAD, JNB, and FCO. And now LIS? They cannot handle all this movement.
My thoughts exactly, its funny how ACC can go from being a ghost town at certain times of the day to rivaling some major airports in terms of aircraft movements within a time frame.
But those departure times makes the arrival times perfect for the flights to also catch th morning connections at the destination.
How much extra capacity are the on going renovations at the airport going to add when all is done?