TAP launches flights to Algiers
On 1 June, TAP will offer three flights a week to Algiers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using 45-seater Embraer aircraft.
This confirms the announced forecast for the opening of this new route. The Lisbon-Algiers flights depart at 3:45 pm and arrive at the Algerian capital at 6:05 pm. Return flights depart Algiers at 6:50 pm and arrive in Lisbon at 9:00 pm.
TAP also recently announced that it would open a new route to Marrakesh, also starting in June, with three weekly flights operating on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The launch of these new routes highlights TAP’s reinforcement of its growth strategy for Africa, which is the only segment in the network where the airline has continually expanded since 2001, going from 236,000 passengers to 541,000 passengers, an increase of more than 129%. With a 6.4% rise in 2009, this was the only segment in the TAP network that grew last year.
With the opening of these new routes in June, the TAP network will include eleven cities in nine African countries, operating a total of 58 weekly flights between Portugal and the Africa. In Morocco, Marrakesh will join Casablanca, a destination with 13 TAP flights per week. TAP flies seven times a week to Sal and Praia in Cape Verde and to to Dakar, Senegal.
Last year, the airline increased the number of weekly flights to Luanda to ten. For its combined Maputo-Johannesburg route, TAP offers three flights a week and weekly direct flight just to the capital of Mozambique. It also offers three weekly flights to Bissau and one to São Tomé.