TAP flies direct to Athens
On 4 June, TAP launched regular flights to Athens, Greece’s capital city, with five flights a week. The route uses Airbus A320 aircraft with a seating capacity of 160 passengers.
Flights depart from Lisbon on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 20:50, and arrive in Athens at 02:50 (on the following day).
On the return journey, the flights operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the following times: departing from Athens at 05:15 on Mondays and Saturdays and arriving at 07:40; departing at 05:20 on Sundays and arriving at 07:45; departing at 05:30 on Tuesdays and arriving at 07:55, and departing at 06:00 on Fridays and arriving in Lisbon at 08:25.
Coinciding with the launch of TAP’s direct flights between Portugal and Greece, Aegean Airlines, the Greek air carrier and fellow member of Star Alliance, has now broadened its commercial partnership to include a range of other benefits for its customers.
TAP will thus be offering new destinations, namely Corfu, Chania and Heraklion (Crete), Mykonos, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and also Larnaca in Cyprus, through code-sharing with Aegean Airlines from its Athens hub.
To celebrate the launch of the new service, TAP is holding a promotional campaign, offering trips to Athens from EUR 79 each way, including all taxes and fees, valid on TAP flights leaving Lisbon, Porto and Faro (subject to special conditions and availability).
Trips must be booked online at flytap.com by 31 May, for travel between 15 September 2011 and 23 March 2012 (excluding the period between 15 December 2011 and 15 January 2012).
Athens is one of six new destinations in Europe announced by the airline this year, consolidating TAP’s positioning on the European continent, where its network will expand 17% beginning this summer.
With this considerable boost to its offering, TAP is continuing its drive to capture tourism for Portugal, bolstering the strategic importance of Lisbon as a hub, while at the same time offering the Portuguese market access to a variety of new routes.