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
, 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
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
In regard to LIS
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.