At a press conference held yesterday, TAP Portugal commemorated the start of its eighth frequency from Budapest Airport, fittingly coinciding with the airline’s eighth year of operations from the Hungarian capital.
TAP Portugal, a Star Alliance member since 2006, operates to 46 destinations in 26 countries. It commenced services between Budapest and Lisbon in 2004 and has seen a steady increase in demand on the route ever since, with passenger numbers increasing by almost 20% in 2011. The eighth frequency on the route effectively increases seat capacity by 21%.
“We are delighted to celebrate TAP Portugal’s successful Budapest-Lisbon route with an additional rotation providing even greater convenience for our passengers,” said Kam Jandu, Director of Aviation for Budapest Airport. “TAP Portugal passengers originating from Hungary also have the option of onward connections to Latin America, North America, Asia and Africa via Lisbon.”
Voted ‘World’s Best Airline to South America’ by World Travel Awards for three consecutive years – 2009, 2010 and 2011 – TAP Portugal is the leading airline between Europe and Brazil.