- The Portuguese national airliner, TAP, has announced the launch of two extra weekly flights to Dakar between 23 July and 3 September to strengthen the regular daily operation of flights between two countries.
Portuguese airliner has also announced its intention to invest and exploit the opportunities in markets with the potential, such as the Senegalese market, as one of the main markets in West Africa.
According to the airliner statement, the extra flights will be on Mondays and Thursdays, however saying the addition will affect the normal schedule of flights during those odd days.
TAP began operations this past April with a new regular cargo flight to Dakar, has provided a market capacity of 40 tons weekly, departing from Paris, via Lisbon, and finally, Dakar, one of the largest air cargo to Africa, the airliner statement said.
According to the airliner, exploring West Africa is one of the strategic projects for the airliners Cargo in 2009 which also seeks to explore the destination, bringing in all kinds of cargo planes from Europe.
TAP is also to increase capacity to Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, as well as explore new markets in Mali and Mauritania as part of further complementing the North-South route.
The airliner transports fish, catering the markets of Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium and the USA.
The Portuguese airline has a strong network of destinations in Africa, such as Casablanca Morocco, Dakar Senegal, Johannesburg South Africa, Luanda Angola, Maputo Mozambique, Bissau Guinea Bissau, Beach Cape Verde and Sao Tome Sao Tome and Principe.
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