TAP lost passenger share at Lisbon airport
The Portuguese national carrier TAP lost a 5% share in passengers at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado airport in the last quarter of 2021 like-for-like on 2020.
This is according to the quarterly statistics bulletin from the Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC).
Nevertheless, TAP still leads the way in market share at Portugal’s main national airport, followed by Ryanair. The low cost company’s share rose from 13% to 17%.
easyJet also increased its share between the first quarter of 2020 and the same period last year at Lisbon airport, climbing 5% to 7%, keeping in third place.
TAP also lost passenger share at Funchal airport from 28% to 23%, now in second place after having been overtaken by easyJet which now has a 25% passenger share, down two percentage points on the last quarter of 2020 (27%).
At the airports of Porto (13%), Faro (6%) and Ponta Delgada (11%) TAP maintained its respective shares and positions (Nº 3 in Porto and in Ponta Delgada), except in Faro where it fell from fourth to fifth place.
Overall, TAP did not manage to recover passengers lost to the competition in the last quarter of 2021 at Portugal’s main airports, even though it had succeeded in increasing passenger numbers, a trend experienced by all the airlines with the easing of pandemic travelling restrictions.