TAP Air Portugal carried a record number of passengers in September 2017
For TAP Air Portugal, September 2017 was the best in terms of the number of passengers carried.
In September 2017, TAP Air Portugal carried 1.38 million passengers. It was the best month for the Portuguese carrier. And we are among the passengers of September. I flew on the routes Bucharest - Lisbon - Ponta Delgada - Lisbon - Bucharest.
Record number of passengers in September 2017
In September 2017, TAP recorded one increase of about 19% (220 000 passengers) compared to the same period in 2016. The load factor of TAP aircraft increased by 1.4% to 86.8%.
The largest increase was recorded on European flights, by approximately 21.1%, which means an increase of 147 000 of passengers compared to the same period last year.
Regarding the degree of load, flights from / to Brazil were best with 92.3% of the number of seats available. There was an increase of 5.5% over the same period in 2016.
If we refer to the 9 months in 2017, the increase was about 23.6%, the equivalent of 2 millions of passengers carried in addition to the same period in 2016. In the 9 months of 2017, TAP Air Portugal carried 10.64 millions of passengers.
Another record was reached on 15 in September, the day TAP Air Portugal transported 50273 passengers. It was the best day in the history of the Portuguese carrier.
The partnerships made by TAP Air Portugal with: JetBlue and United Airlines (North America) contributed to the increases on flights to North and South America; Azul and GOL (South America).