Because we have here friends that like to deal with numbers here it goes the oficial figures of TAP for the first 6 months of 2003.
Looking closely and just analysing numbers it looks like TAP is recovering, we'll see in the end of this year.
Results of the first 6 months: - 20.2 million Euros (*)
(*) The first 6 months of 2002 had a result of - 57.2 million Euros
Brazil: + 11,6%
Europe: + 11,3 %
Africa: + 9,5%
USA: - 18,5%
Venezuela: - 47,6%!!!
Madeira and Azores: - 8,3%
Looking closely to these numbers it's interesting to see how the numbers are improving in Brazil and Africa, I'm very happy with Africa, that looks that even with BA
now taking a closer look to Angola TAP is doing great up there. Brazil is also good but I know that TAP is investing very strongly in this market, and seeing how VARIG is doing it's good to see the fugures rising.
I'm a little dissapointed with USA market, looks like leaving JFK
is getting some bad feedback! Venezuela used to be a great market for TAP, lots of emigrants live there but it looks like with the situation there things will not improve soon.
Madeira and Azores have now big competition from SATA and Air Luxor so it's going to be a big had work for TAP to recover!
Regards and any feedback will be good.