For the winter season, TAP will operate 91 more flights per week than it currently offers in the summer, which is traditionally the busiest period for airlines.
The IATA Winter season starts on October 31 and runs until March 26, 2022 and TAP has planned, in the peak period, up to 941 round-trip flights per week, 91 more frequencies per week than the 850 it offers this summer.
The increase in TAP’s offer in the winter peak is a positive sign of confidence in the recovery of travel, in line with international projections for the sector, contributing to the operational and economic recovery of the company, the carrier said in a statement.
In Portugal’s airports, TAP will operate 101 flights per week departing from Porto, connecting directly to Lisbon, Funchal, London, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, New York, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Madeira will benefit from 49 flights a week to Lisbon and Porto.
In the Azores, Ponta Delgada will have 15 flights a week to Lisbon and the island of Terceira seven weekly frequencies to the capital.
Finally, in the Algarve, Faro will have 21 weekly flights to Lisbon.
In addition, TAP will connect Portugal with 37 cities in the rest of Europe, with 585 flights per week.
Direct weekly connections to Africa and the Middle East will increase to 93 flights to some fifteen destinations.
For the United States, Mexico and Canada, TAP has planned to reestablish operations on all the routes on which it operated before the pandemic, with a total of 59 flights a week on 11 routes.
Brazil will be offered with 52 flights per week on the dozen routes it will operate this winter, and to Venezuela, the airline will operate one flight per week.
However, the great novelty of the Portuguese airline in the winter season is the inauguration of regular flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with an offer of three weekly connections.