TAP has more than tripled the scale of its operations in Africa over the last 10 years, rising from a total of 22 flights per week to that continent in 2003 to 71 from last October with the launch of two new destinations: Tangiers in Morocco and Boavista in Cape Verde.
The number of African destinations served by TAP has risen from seven in 2003 to 15. From carrying 269,000 passengers in 2003, the company grew to carry 675,000 in 2012.
Since last October TAP is offering twice weekly flights to the island of Boavista in Cape Verde and five flights per week to the Moroccan city of Tangiers.
Tangiers will join Casablanca and Marrakesh as Moroccan destination to which TAP flies. With the opening of this route, and with the planned increase in capacity to Casablanca, the total number of seats TAP will offer each week between Portugal and Morocco will increase by 50 per cent.
Boavista is the new destination in Cape Verde, adding to TAP’s existing flights to Sal, Praia and Sao Vicente. With the introduction of the twice weekly flights to Boavista, TAP will offer a total of 15 flights to the country, rising to 17 in the high season. After Angola, Cape Verde is TAP’s busiest African destination.
Source: Tap Portugal