TAP Portugal issued a press release this week, announcing that the MIA-LIS route has now surpassed 50,000 total passengers and is exceeding expectations.
Last summer, MIA-LIS had the highest load factor of any TAP flight to North or South America.
Interestingly, they also say that a huge amount of the traffic on the route is MIA originating, unusual for a Miami-Europe route.
TAP has more passengers from Miami to Lisbon
than in the reverse PressTUR 08.02.2012 (16h47) “Traffic originated in Miami surpasses what has its origin in Europe”, TAP reported today about your new line to the United States, stating that in the months June to August, which are of peak demand, the traffic towards Miami Lisbon “peaked at 80 percent of the total.”
The Portuguese company began the route Lisbon – Miami the June 6, 2011 and according to the company said today “in the coming days, will reach 50,000 passengers. “
“Yeah, now, a bet that is being won,” the statement said TAP, adding that “the success of this line is in determining the demand in the United States, above expectations, because traffic originated in Miami surpasses that originates in Europe. “
The statement also notes that TAP TAP currently has three weekly flights on the route Lisbon – Miami, but since June will be four in July and August and will have five.
The statement also says that the route Lisbon – Miami “was even the TAP route to the Americas that had the highest occupancy rate” in the months of June, July and August, indicating that supplanted the routes from Brazil, Venezuela and New York .
The “Economic Daily” wrote yesterday that the first six months of the line from Miami to average occupancy rate was 69%.
Data traffic from Lisbon airport to which access had PressTUR indicate that on flights to and from the United States had a total of 359,085 passengers, up 18.6% over 2010.
The route from New York – Newark, operating TAP and Continental,