Portuguese airline TAP to launch direct flights to Praia, Cape Verde

28 August 2007

Lisbon, Portugal, 28 Aug – Portuguese air carrier TAP Portugal said Monday in Lisbon it would launch four weekly direct flights between Lisbon and Prais, the capital of Cape Verde.

The city of Praia will be TAP’s eighth destination in Africa, joining Sal Island, Bissau, Dakar, Johannesburg, Luanda, Maputo and Sao Tome, increasing the total number of weekly links to the African continent to 35.

In the first seven months of the year, TAP transported, across its entire network to the African continent, 236,000 passengers, a rise of 15.3 percent year on year.

TAP currently offers its customers a direct flight to Cairo, in Egypt, operated by Egyptair via a code-sharing agreement. (macauhub)