TAP Portugal carried 32 passengers on the route Bucharest - Lisbon
On 1 July 2013, TAP Portugal has celebrated 1 year since operating on the route Lisbon - Bucharest - Lisbon. Today he drew the line, and the results are very good. From 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, TAP transported 32 800 of passengers to and from Romania.
70% of the passengers transported from Bucharest to Lisbon stopped in this wonderful city. The remaining 30% continued their trips to other destinations operated by TAP. 60% of the tickets were sold through agencies, 20% were in group mode - tour operator, 11% were corporate tickets (not necessarily for business), and 9% were tickets sold through the website. TAP Portugal reached a BSP RO market share of 1.2%.
It started with 3 weekly flights operated by Airbus A319 aircraft from 126 seats (15 seats to Business and 111 to Economy) and Airbus A320 from 155 seats (14 to Business and 141 to Economy). The degree of loading of the airplanes was very good, on average over 74% and even 90% in August 2012.
As I announced some time ago, TAP Portugal doubled the number of weekly flights between 1 June 2013 and 25 October 2013.
Below you can find the Lisbon - Bucharest - Lisbon flight schedule
TP722 - LIS 22:45 - OTP 04:45 - no Saturday
TP721 - OTP 05:35 - LIS 08:00 - no Sunday
In the winter season (October 26, 2013 - March 29, 2014), TAP will operate 4 weekly flights, on the route Lisbon - Bucharest - Lisbon, after the following program:
TP722 - LIS 10: 10 - OTP 16: 20 - Friday
TP721 - OTP 17: 05 - LIS 19: 35 - Friday
TP724 - LIS 21: 50 - OTP 04: 00 - Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
TP723 - OTP 04: 50 - LIS 07: 20 - Monday, Thursday, Sunday
Since 2014, TAP Portugal intends to fly daily on the route Lisbon - Bucharest - Lisbon. Objectives for 2013: 1.5% market share and doubling the number of passengers transported.
During the press conference, Mr. Valentin Iordache, the Communications Director of the National Airports Company of Bucharest, handed over to David Jacinto, Sales Director of TAP Portugal Europe, the diploma for the fastest evolution of frequencies. Congratulations TAP Portugal for the performance!
Prices for a return ticket on the route Bucharest - Lisbon start from 246 EUR, but are limited in number on each flight.