TAP carries 1.4 million passengers during October

  • European routes grow by 6%
  • Number of passengers of flights to the Azores and Madeira increase by 13%
  • Connections to Africa carry 10% more passengers
  • Freight Transport up 21% in Brazil, 22% in Spain and 71% in the United Kingdom

TAP carried a total of 1.4 million passengers during October, up 80,000, or 6%, on the same month last year.

European routes (excluding Portugal) contributed significantly to the increase in passenger numbers in October, with growth of 6%, as did connections between mainland Portugal and the Azores and Madeira, where there was a 13% increase in passenger numbers, and flights to Africa, where passenger numbers grew by 10% compared to October 2017, thanks to a competitive pricing policy that has stimulated demand in these markets.

Although there is traditionally lower demand in October, the seat occupancy rate remained above 80% (80.8%).

In October, TAP carried 7,175 tonnes of cargo and mail, representing a growth of 1% on the previous year. Brazil’s performance was also significant, with a growth rate of 21% (350 tons) compared to October 2017. Spain (up 22%) and the United Kingdom (up 71%) are the other two markets that stood out the most in terms of the volume of cargo transported.


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Paulo Martins and Feligenio Medeiros are the co-founders and editors of the digital magazine FEEL PORTUGAL IN THE USA.

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