TAP Portugal, the flag carrier of Portugal will from 1 December, 2016 recommence flight services to Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau with two flights a week using Airbus A319 aircraft.
The inclusion of Bissau in the national airline’s network will strengthen its position on the African continent, where it already has a strong presence and is part of its continued policy that considers Africa to be one of its strategic markets.
Flights to Guinea-Bissau will depart from Lisbon at 9.50pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at 2am. Return flights will depart from Bissau at 2.50am on Fridays and Sundays, arriving back in Lisbon at 6am.
TAP has systematically improved its service to Africa this summer, with more flights this year than last, particularly on its services to Morocco, where it has doubled the number of weekly flights to Casablanca to 14, provided an additional three to Marrakesh and two more to Tangier.
The new route to Bissau means TAP serves 14 destinations in Africa, and according to the available traffic data, there are signs the company’s continued commitment to this market is paying off, with a 6% increase in passenger numbers in July.