TAP wins market share at all national airports during the first quarter, according to new ANAC report

TAP won market share at all the main national airports during the first quarter of the year, according to figures released by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) in its most recent statistical bulletin.

The biggest increase in TAP’s market share was at Madeira Airport, where the national carrier increased its share from 15% to 29%, an impressive increase of 14 percentage points. TAP once more occupies the top position in Madeira regarding the number of passengers carried.

In Lisbon, TAP holds 53% of the market share, up two percentage points on the first quarter of 2017. The national airline also gained ground on its competitors at Porto airport, increasing its market share from 17% to 19%.

TAP’s market share in Faro increased from 3% to 8%, while in Ponta Delgada it grew from 8% to 12%.

ANAC’s quarterly report, covering the period from January to March, shows that the total number of passengers carried by TAP at all national airports increased by 18%.

During the period being analysed, the Portuguese company grew 5.45 percentage points higher than the increase in total passengers recorded at all Portuguese airports, which registered 12.55%.

These figures confirm and reinforce TAP’s fundamental contribution to the increase in tourist flows to all regions of the country, particularly the Madeira Autonomous Region, where the company recorded the largest increase of market share. 

In terms of passengers carried to Funchal in the period analysed in the ANAC bulletin, there was a 30% increase (44,000 more passengers) over the same period of 2017.