Portuguese airline TAP triples flights to Sao Tome and Principe

15 January 2014

Portuguese flagship airline TAP – Air Portugal plans to increase the number of flights it offers to Sao Tome and Principe from one to three a week and will start using its own aircraft on the route starting on 1 June, the air carrier said.

In a statement TAP said that on that date it would start operating flights from Lisbon to Sao Tome with a stop in Accra, the capital of Ghana, using Airbus A320 aircraft.

“With this change TAP will be offering 400 seats a week to Sao Tome, which is a significant increase compared to the 197 seats it currently offers, in aircraft that are more appropriate for the Sao Tome runway,” the statement said.

The statement also said that “TAP’s operation to the island of Sao Tome was just one flight per week, using a leased aircraft as the runway does not have the conditions to receive the A330 that TAP uses for long haul flights.”

TAP operates its flights between Lisbon and Sao Tome in competition with STP Airways, the Sao Tome company of which euroAtlantic is the principal shareholder and flight operator. (macauhub)