On September 10th, TAP Air Portugal started selling tickets for its three newest routes, which will all begin in April 2019. New destinations include Tel Aviv, Dublin, and Basel.
“It is another step in the path of strong strategic growth that the company has been going through in recent years and will continue to develop,” said TAP CEO Antonoaldo Neves.
Service between Lisbon and Tel Aviv will be operated by A321 Long Range aircraft with a capacity for 168 passengers. The service will be daily, departing from the Portuguese capital at 14:20 and arriving in Israel at 21:30. The return service from Tel Aviv will depart at 05:05, arriving in Lisbon at 09:00. This same route is also operated by two other companies: El Al and Israir.
To Dublin, TAP will offer two flights per day, departing from Lisbon at 07:05 and 14:00. and arriving in the capital of the Republic of Ireland at 09:50 and 16:45 respectively. From Dublin, flights will depart at 10:35 and 17:30, arriving at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport at 13:15 and 20:10 respectively. The route will be operated with A319 (with capacity for 144 passengers) or A320 (with capacity for 168 passengers) aircraft. On this route, the Portuguese flag carrier will compete with Aer Lingus and Ryanair.
Between Lisbon and Basel will be offered twice daily with either an A319 and A320. Flights will leave Lisbon at 06:40 and 15:50 arriving in Basel at 10:20 and 19:30 respectively. On the return service, Basel departures will be atat 11:05 and 20:15, which land in Lisbon at 13:00 and 22:10 respectively. It should be noted that the Basel airport is located on a tripartite border, serving, in addition to the Swiss city of Basel, the cities of Mulhouse (France) and Freiburg (Germany). easyJet is currently the only airline operating this route.
With the inauguration of these three new routes, TAP will fly to a total of 91 airports in 88 cities in 36 countries.
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