Flights to Lisbon will operate six times a week, on A319 and A320 aircraft, departing Henri Coandă International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, at 7am. On Fridays, the flights depart from Bucharest at 5:30pm.
During the IATA summer period – until the end of October – the monthly load factor is around 8 thousand Passengers between Lisbon and Bucharest. With these reinforcements, TAP estimates to carry near 70 thousand Passengers between Lisbon and the Romanian capital.
Passengers flying to Lisbon from Bucharest have several advantages in intercontinental connections, as is the case of the four destinations in Cape Verde – Boa Vista, Praia, Sal and São Vicente –, the three Moroccan destinations – Casablanca, Marrakesh and Tangiers, and Dakar, in Senegal; all Portuguese destinations – Porto, Faro, Funchal, Porto Santo, Ponta Delgada and Terceira –, and the 11 Spanish destinations that are part of TAP’s network.
If Lisbon or Porto are not the final destination, passengers heading, for instance, to TAP destinations in North-America, like Boston, New York, Miami or Toronto, can also enjoy the Portugal Stopover programme and benefit from a short stay of one, two or three nights with no extra costs. Since its creation in the summer of 2016, over 53 thousand Passengers have already booked flights with Stopover in Lisbon or Porto, and it is now expected by TAP that these destinations will reinforce these numbers.
TAP is thus returning to Romania, reinforcing its presence in Europe, keeping up with the growing commercial exchanges between Portugal and Romania, and not forgetting the important Romanian community living in Portugal, one of the most numerous in the country.