TAP Air Portugal to start service to Conakry

TAP Air Portugal Airbus A320
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TAP Air Portugal has announced that it will start a new service between Lisbon and Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea.

Starting in July 2019, the new route will be operated three times per week by Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. The flight time from Lisbon to Conakry is calculated with approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes, while the return flight is about 20 minutes shorter.

After the addition of Conakry, TAP Air Portugal will cover 17 African cities in eleven countries. The carrier’s destination countries in Africa include for example Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique and Senegal.

According to the Star Alliance member, its routes to Africa saw a rise in the number of passengers last year: 116,000 more passengers than in 2017, which is a growth of more than 11% compared to the previous year.

While most of the airline’s flights to Africa are operated by Airbus A319 or A320 aircraft, the carrier also operates a fleet of Airbus A321, A330 and A340 airplanes. Furthermore, TAP has recently taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo and A330-900neo aircraft. On short- and medium-haul routes, its subsidiary TAP Express operates a fleet of ATR 72 turboprops and Embraer E-jets.

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