Published on September 11th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer0
TAP – Air Portugal announce Dublin for 2019 in expansion plans
Portuguese airline TAP – Air Portugal has announced a new double daily route to Dublin from Lisbon for the summer of 2019. The announcement comes alongside new routes to Tel Aviv and Basle for the Lisbon based airline and this will allow for convenient onward connections to South America and other routes on the TAP global network.
TAP Chief Executive, Antonoaldo Neves, said the new Dublin service was part of an expansion programme that was “another step in the path of strong strategic growth that the company has been going through in recent years and will continue to develop”.
Lisbon is one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations, with a historic city centre, cool nightlife and 290 days of sunshine per year. TAP will offer two flights a day, departing from Lisbon at 7:05am and 02:00pm, and arriving in Dublin at 9:50am and 04:45pm, from where they depart at 10:35am and 05:30pm, arriving at Humberto Delgado airport, in Lisbon, at 01:15pm and 08:10 pm. The route will be operated with a mix of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft with capacity for 144 or 168 passengers.
TAP’s new service to Lisbon is the fourth new route to be announced for Dublin Airport for 2019. American Airlines will operate a new Dallas service, Norwegian is adding Hamilton Ontario to its network from Dublin and Ryanair will have a new double daily service to London Southend Airport. So far this year, more than 18 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, which is a 6% increase over the same period last year. More than one million additional passengers have been welcomed during the first seven months of the year. Seats on the new service is now available online at www.flytap.com and prices start at just €32 each way.