TAP Portugal Drops Johannesburg Service

TAP Portugal has this week suspended its own services between Lisbon and Johannesburg in favour of an expanded co-operation with African carrier LAM – Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique.  From the start of June, a revised commercial agreement has been introduced with LAM resuming its own direct services to the Portuguese capital. 

TAP had previously operated three flights between Lisbon and Johannesburg via Maputo, alongside a direct flight to the Mozambique capital.  However, from this week it has cut its own flights to just two Lisbon – Maputo rotations per week, with LAM also offering a similar number of weekly flights.  LAM has now become responsible for providing connections between Maputo and Johannesburg on its own aircraft in a schedule connecting with TAP’s and its own arrivals and departures.  

Schedule:

TP279 LIS1805 – 0550+1MPM0720+1 – 0830+1JNB1000+1 – 1945+1LIS 343 14  - 30MAY11
TP263 LIS1755 – 0530+1MPM 343 35  03JUN11 -
TP264 MPM0850 – 1900LIS 343 46  03JUN11 -