On 26th of June TAP Portugal held product presentation to Romanian travel agents, where the airline has informed its partners about the actual product specifics. Aerotravel, Business Tour, TUI/Eurolines, Mondial Holiday, Tripaholic, Ultramarin, FlyWest, Book Travel, Cardinal Tour, Stardust Travel and Paralela45 were present. According to the feedback of travel agents the presentation was very informative and they proposed to repeat this on a regular basis.
15 years of direct operations from Lisbon to Budapest is a good occasion to celebrate, therefore Budapest Airport and TAP Portugal invited the trade for a cake.
Péter Szolnok, TAP Portugal's commercial representative in Hungary, explained in his presentation that the airline's fleet currently consists of 100 Airbus aircraft, operating in 92 destinations in 35 countries, transporting 16 million passengers last year.
TAP Portugal operates 8 times a week between Lisbon and Budapest. In the last 3 years, TAP has achieved a 50% increase in sales results (Market share: 53%). In 2019 TAP Portugal opens 13 new destinations, including Tel Aviv, Dublin, Basel, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Tenerife, Naples, Conakry (Guinea), Porto-Brussels, Porto-Lyon, Porto-Munich, Banjul (Gambia).
The first Greenairport Partner Meeting on April 4 started with an overview of current environmental issues and developments.
Gábor Szarvas, Director of EHS, said Budapest Airport remains committed to maintaining its carboxylic rating, which meant that the company was targeting a further 10% reduction for the 2019-2021 period compared to its 2016 per capita emissions.
Reducing the carbon footprint is also due to the recent installation of four new electric car chargers at the airport near Terminal 1, which will allow faster recharging of electric cars used by partners than previous chargers.
TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order. The airline becomes the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet.
“The A321LR is critical for TAP’s expansion plans. With its superior range we can comfortably explore markets in North America, South America and Africa from Portugal, and it’ll fit in seamlessly with our A330neos,” said Antonoaldo Neves, CEO, TAP Air Portugal. “In North America it allows us to explore markets on the East Coast, such as New York, Boston, Montreal or Washington. In Brazil the A321LR can open new markets in the Northeast and complement existing services to cities like Recife, Natal, Fortaleza or Salvador,” he added. “The aircraft are equipped with the latest-generation full flat business class and high comfort economy seats, a full suite of in-flight entertainment (IFE) and connectivity, as well as free messaging services”.
TAP’s A321LR will be operated on the Lisbon-Tel Aviv route at its entry into service.
“We applaud TAP Air Portugal for becoming the first airline to leverage the benefits of the A321LR and the A330neo in a common fleet. The A321LR and A330neo working in tandem have the middle market segment nicely covered. The ‘Airbus NEO Midsize Aircraft’ – let’s call them the ‘A-NMA’s,’ are a winning, seamless combination – unprecedented capacity and transatlantic range with single aisle cost with the A321LR, and unbeatable unit costs and flexibility for true long haul with the A330neo. Both with the most contemporary technology and cabin comfort in their class,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.
TAP currently operates an Airbus fleet of 75 aircraft comprising five A330neo, 13 A330ceo,4 A340s, and 45 A320 Family aircraft. The single-aisle fleet includes 21 A319ceo, 20 A320ceo, four A321ceo, two A320neo and six A321neo.
Gabriella Jávori joined CEAS GSA team as of 1st of January, 2019, well qualified Aviation professional with
CEAS is proudly announce our new partnership with FlyDubai at our Prague station. Starting from 01 August 2015 CEAS Prague provides station management & supervision services to the Dubai based operator. FlyDubai operates 4 flights between Dubai & Prague, please click on the following link to have more information about the Carrier services - http://www.flydubai.com
The very first airline and airport product presentation of 2019 has been held in the posh downtown restaurant „Víg Varjú” with the presence of Hungarian tour operators and local media.
TAP Air Portugal’s Hungarian representative presented
Along with the flight product presentation tour operators and media representatives gained a detailed insight to TAP’s destinations.
Station of the year / Rising Star
Time to announce the winner … and the Oscar for the “SWISS Station of the Year Awards 2015” goes to our CEAS team in Prague this year again! We would like to say a big thanks and congratulation to our Colleagues who have won this award for our company the second time in a row. As per Swiss’ announcement, “The winning stations represent at best their high quality and their top performance while captivating the Station of the year and the Rising Star Awards!”