The lifting of the quarantine requirement for passengers coming from Brazil to Portugal, as well as the authorization for non-essential travel to Brazil, is boosting TAP’s sales. Christine Ourmières-Widener, TAP’s CEO, admits that the outlook seems to be improving for TAP.
Brazil’s weight in our sales is almost the same as PortugalChristine Ourmières-Widener, TAP’s CEO
“There have been positives, notably the opening of the borders with Brazil as of September 16. Brazil is very important for TAP,” said Christine Ourmières-Widener during a parliamentary hearing as part of the eventual commission for monitoring the implementation of the response measures to the Covid-19 pandemic and the process of economic and social recovery.
Before the pandemic, Brazil was already one of TAP’s main markets. With the lifting of restrictions, it has become again a driver of the carrier’s activity. At the end of August, the company announced that during the so-called “IATA winter”, it plans to run 941 flights per week, 91 more than this summer.
The “IATA winter” begins at the end of October and lasts until March. For the Brazilian market, TAP will offer 52 weekly flights on the 12 routes that will be operated.