TAP carried 1.23 million passengers in January

Portuguese airline reaches new record in the first month of the year.

TAP carried 1.23 million passengers in January, 145 thousand more than in the same month last year, which represents a growth of 13.3 percent. 
This growth considerably exceeds the traffic data recorded five years ago, when TAP carried only 779 thousand passengers in January. In other words, the Portuguese airline had a growth of 59 percent.
Last month, the biggest growth in passengers was recorded on European routes (excluding Portugal), with 83 thousand more passengers, an increase of 13.2 percent, followed by the North American routes, where TAP had more 28 thousand passengers over the same period of the previous year.
In January, the number of passengers carried grew above the increase in supply, which translated into an improvement of 2.7 percent in load factor, which stood at 75.3 percent.
ASK (available seat per kilometer, a measure of supply) grew by 12.8 percent, and was surpassed by the growth of the RPK (revenue per kilometer, a measure of demand), which was 17 percent.
This growth is only possible thanks to the commitment and motivation of TAP employees who managed to achieve, even before the deadline set by the privatization program, the established goals for the Portuguese airline five years ago, which include the renewal of the fleet and the strengthening of the network.
With the arrival of new state-of-the-art aircraft and the optimization of the network, today TAP has a wider operation, leveraging partnerships on several continents to ensure a consistent offering which allows it to benefit from Portugal's privileged geographical position.