TAP to launch direct flights between Lisbon and Bucharest as from 30 June with three flights per week to the Romanian capital.
Flights will depart from Lisbon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 23.10 hours arriving in Bucharest at 05.10 hours. In the Bucharest-Lisbon direction flights will depart on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 06.00 hours arriving in Lisbon at 08.25 hours.
The announcement of the new flights to Bucharest follows TAP's earlier announcements that it will be launching two other new European routes in 2012, to Berlin (5 June) and Turin (3 June).
With these three new routes already launched this year, TAP will be flying to a total of 51 European destinations in 22 countries, thereby continuing to consolidate its European network, a sector which flew 5.79 million passengers in 2011, an increase of 9.3 percent over the previous year.
The new flight between Lisbon and Bucharest will also generate potential connecting traffic to Porto, Faro, Madeira and the Azores, contributing to an increase in tourist demand at these destinations.
Source: Tap Portugal