TAP opens new flights out of Porto for Christmas

Airline TAP has given Porto ‘an early Christmas present’ with the news that it is reopening routes to Milan and Barcelona, and flying once a day to London City (UK).

The airline is celebrating an “incredible year” says its CEO Fernando Pinto, in which it has “worked miracles”, carrying as many as 14 million passengers – an increase of 20% on numbers for 2016.

The major issue now, he told TSF radio, is finding a solution for Lisbon’s overworked airport which simply does not allow for any further flight growth.

Without a new airport – and fast – all expansion plans will be limited, he said, though the New Year will see two new routes inaugurated: one to Florence (Italy) and the other to Nouakchott, in Mauritania.

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