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TAP increases the number of passengers by more than 15%

Almost 16 million passengers (15.9) have traveled with TAP Air Portugal in 2023, which has represented an increase of 15.2% compared to the previous year. Furthermore, the flight load factor has reached 80.8%, which implies a 0.7% improvement over 2019 figures. Good prospects for the Portuguese airline, which until 2025 is immersed in the Restructuring Plan defined by the European Commission.

TAP Air Portugal has transported a total of 15.9 million passengers in 2023, which represents an increase of 2.1 million passengers and an growth equivalent to 15.2% compared to the previous period. Likewise, the load factor of the company’s flights reaches 80.8%, an improvement of 0.8% over the 2022 numbers and 0.7% compared to 2019, before the health crisis.

TAP has carried almost 16 million passengers in 2023. Source: TAP Air Portugal.

Likewise, last year, the RPK -Revenue Passenger Kilometer, an indicator of aviation productivity- was 16% higher than in 2022 and 1.4% higher than in 2019.

TAP from Spain

As for Spain, 1.17 million passengers traveled on board TAP last year, that is, 21.7% more than in 2022 and 18.7% compared to 2019 figures. Currently, TAP connects with 12 Spanish airports: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Málaga, Seville, Bilbao, Valencia, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and, during the summer, Alicante, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza) with its global network of destinations through its hub in Lisbon.

TAP's routes to Madeira have also seen growth in passenger numbers.

TAP’s routes to Madeira have also seen growth in passenger numbers. Source: Unsplash.

The routes to Azores and Madeira They have also experienced growth in the number of passengers transported, reaching 1.5 million last year and thus marking an increase of 13.2% over the previous year’s figures and 5.7% compared to 2019.

Long distance on TAP

TAP’s results highlight those of long-distance routes, with a total of 4.6 million passengers, which implies an increase of 15.1% compared to the previous period and almost 10% (9.8) in comparison to the last year before the pandemic.

By destinations, on routes to USA and CanadaTAP transported 1.46 million passengers last year, with increases of 18.4% and 39.5% compared to 2022 and 2019. On the other hand, in Brazil, which has 91 weekly flights operated by TAP, the Total passengers transported exceed 1.9 million, which implies an increase of 20.3% compared to 2022 and 8.4% compared to 2019.

Although it is true that these results are favorable, with growth in all segments compared to 2022TAP has not managed to completely recover the same level of traffic on routes in continental Portugal, Europe and Africa. It is still 7% below the figures for passengers transported in 2019.

Furthermore, currently, TAP operates with a smaller number of aircraft and has fewer slots at Lisbon airport compared to 2019 due to the impositions of the Restructuring Plan defined by the European Commission, to which the company will continue to be subject until 2025. .

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Source: Hosteltur



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