TAP Portugal begins twice-daily flights from Lisbon – also launches Abidjan and Lome services.
- TAP Portugal has now added Cologne Bonn (CGN) to its European network, with the Star Alliance member now offering a twice-daily service to the German city from Lisbon (LIS). Commenting on the launch of flights from the Portuguese capital, with the route having launched on 15 July, Michael Garvens, Chairman of the Management Board, Cologne Bonn Airport, said: “We are very happy about our new customer at Cologne Bonn Airport. TAP Portugal offers attractive and easy connections to South America from Lisbon, giving interesting opportunities to our long-haul travellers.” The German city is already connected to Lisbon by Eurowings, which provides a daily service according to OAG schedules. TAP Portugal will operate its twice-daily service on the 1,848-kilometre sector using its fleet of 106-seat E190s. Marta Alves, TAP Portugal’s Area Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland added about the new service: “This new Cologne Bonn-Lisbon route is a crucial building block in our strategy for the German market. We are convinced of the success of this new partnership.” Along with Cologne Bonn, TAP Portugal has also added two African cities to its network this week – Abidjan (ABJ) and Lome (LFW). Both inaugurated on 17 July, flights to the Ivory Coast will operate five times weekly, with the 3,761-kilometre link to Abidjan facing no direct competition. Services on the 3,772-kilometre route to Togo will operate four times weekly, with two of those rotations operating via the airline’s existing Accra route, again facing no direct competition. Both African connections will be flown on the airline’s fleet of A320s when referring to OAG schedules.
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