London City joins Heathrow and Gatwick in a reinforcement of the operation between the United Kingdom and Portugal
TAP’s operation between London City airport and Lisbon begun, with two daily flights on weekdays and one daily flight on weekends. The Airline will now serve three airports in London, becoming the only one to operate flights between this airport in London and Lisbon, located in the city’s financial centre.
The direct flights between London City and Lisbon will operate with the Embraer 190 aircraft, with a seating capacity for 106 passengers, departing London at 10:10 am and 7:50 pm, and departing Lisbon at 7 am and 4:40 pm, from Monday to Friday.
On weekends, the operation is daily. On Saturdays, departing London at 10:10 am and Lisbon at 7:00 am and, and on Sundays, departing London at 7:50 pm and Lisbon at 4:40 pm.
TAP is thus reinforcing its presence in the United Kingdom, by operating to those considered the three preferential airports in London and by offering its passengers a wider choice of schedules and connections, and increasing its operation, frequency-wise, in 24 p.p.
Between January and September this year, the offer of seats has increased 12 percent, and the number of passengers carried between Lisbon and London has increased 28 percent. This growth rate should hold until the end of the year, and the total number of passengers is expected to exceed 700 thousand.
This reinforcement represents the Airline’s focus on a strategic market like the United Kingdom, for companies and tourism. TAP’s Passengers will thus be able to take even more advantage of Lisbon Hub to connect the UK to the Airline’s intercontinental network, which allows connections to nearly 70 destinations in Europe and the Americas. Currently, Passengers travelling to Lisbon from London prefer the Brazilian destinations of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife e Brasília. Accra, in Ghana, and the domestic destinations of Funchal, Faro and Ponta Delgada, are also on top these Passengers’ preferences.
In these cases, when the final destination is not Lisbon or Porto, Passengers can also take advantage of the Portugal Stopover programme on their way out or during their return flight, stopping in Portugal for one, two or three nights for no additional charge to their fare. Since its launch in summer 2016 until the end of last July, almost 70 thousand passengers have already made the most of this offer provided by the Airline, and with this new route, numbers are expected to rise even further.