TAP’s operation between Lisbon and Fez stars with six weekly flights. Fez becomes thus the fourth destination in Morocco served by the Airline, adding to Casablanca, Marrakesh and Tangier.
Already with significant interest in the market, direct flights between Lisbon and Fez will run using ATR-72 aircraft with a capacity for 70 passengers, Monday to Saturday, leaving Lisbon at 14:00 and returning from Fez at 16:35, with daily flights starting from the 2018 IATA summer season onwards.
In 2016, TAP carried approximately 110 thousand passengers to Morocco – Casablanca, Marrakesh and Tangier – while between January and June this year it has enjoyed an annual growth thus far of more than 200 per cent over the entirety of Moroccan routes. By adding Fez to the route map, TAP foresees an increase its capacity to Morocco of around 20 per cent.
Benefitting from the fantastic convenience of the Lisbon hub, connecting to almost 70 destinations across Europe and the Americas, TAP passengers flying en route from Moroccan airports connect most often to Porto, Paris, Barcelona and London. Meanwhile, TAP passengers flying to Moroccan routes mostly hail from Europe, principally Porto, Paris, Brussels, Hamburg, Zurich, Berlin, Barcelona and London.
In these cases, when the final destination is not Lisbon or Porto, Passengers can also take advantage of the Portugal Stopover programme on their way out or during their return flight, stopping in Portugal for one, two or three nights for no additional charge to their fare. Since its launch in summer 2016 until the end of last July, almost 70 thousand passengers have already made the most of this offer provided by the Airline, and with this new route numbers are expected to rise even further.
The inauguration of the operation between Lisbon and Fez consolidates TAP’s strategic positioning on the African continent, which continues to be one of the major investments of the Company. TAP now flies to 17 destinations, four of which in Morocco, in 11 African countries. In total, TAP’s global network includes 85 destinations in 35 countries.