TAP Portugal will operate, as from June 13th, a new service to Valencia, Spain.
Currently, the airline operates one daily flight to this destination, departing Lison at 8.20 am and departing from Valencia at 11.55 am, plus another service, available six days a week, departing Lisbon at 8.40 pm and departing Valencia at 6.25 the next day.
The new frequency will allow Passengers to depart Lisbon on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 4 pm, on Wednesdays at 4.15 pm, on Thursdays and Fridays at 4.25 pm and on Sundays at 4.45 pm. The flights from Valencia will depart at 7.45 pm on Tuesdays, at 7.35 pm on Saturdays, at 7.50 on Wednesdays, at 8 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and at 9.10 pm on Sundays.
The Spanish market is of high importance to TAP Portugal since it represents 10% of the Airline’s total network traffic. Additionally, these routes often mean connecting traffic to the remaining TAP network, namely America, Africa, Azores and Madeira. In the specific case of Valencia, 40% of the passengers are traveling to other destinations, especially Porto, Funchal, New York, Miami, Boston, São Paulo and Dakar.
In the first trimester of this year, almost 413.000 passengers have already traveled with TAP between Portugal and Spain, which means an increase of 30%, comparing to the same period of 2016.
In the summer of 2017, the Portuguese airline will offer a total of 198 flights per week between Portugal and Spain, 23 more than on the same period of 2016.
Currently, TAP flies to Madrid, Barcelona, Astúrias, Bilbao, A Coruña, Málaga, Seville, Valencia and Vigo, and has recently announced Alicante and Gran Canaria as new destinations, which are already available for booking and will start operation on June 10th.