Portuguese airline TAP is set to launch a new double daily service between Dublin and Lisbon from next summer, offering additional choice for passengers travelling between Dublin and Lisbon.
One of Europe’s most popular city break destinations, Lisbon offers 290 days of sunshine per year and a cool nightlife. Dublin-Lisbon is an established route for Dublin Airport with about 276,000 passengers taking flights between the two capital cities in the 12 months ended June 30, 2018.
TAP will operate two flights per day from Dublin to Lisbon starting on April 1, 2019. The new route will also offer convenient onward connectivity to South America and other locations via TAP’s global network.
‘We’re delighted to welcome TAP back to Dublin Airport after an absence of more than a decade,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. ‘We look forward to working closely with TAP to promote this new service,’ he added.
According to TAP Chief Executive, Antonoaldo Neves, the new Dublin service is ‘another step in the path of strong strategic growth that the company has been going through in recent years and will continue to develop.’
The new route will be operated by either an Airbus 319 aircraft with 144 seats or an Airbus 320 with capacity for up to 144 passengers. The morning flight is due to depart Dublin at 10.35 arriving in Lisbon at 13.15. The afternoon service is due to depart Dublin at 17.30 arriving in Lisbon at 20.10. All times are local.
TAP’s new service to Lisbon is the fourth new route to be announced for Dublin Airport for 2019. American Airlines earlier announced a new Dallas service, while Norwegian will add Hamilton Ontario to its network from Dublin and Ryanair will have a new double daily service to London Southend Airport, the airport said.
More than 18 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport so far in 2018, a six percent increase over the same period last year.