TAP tops 2022 carrying 15.9 million passengers in 2023

In 2023, TAP carried a total of 15.9 million passengers, 2.1 million more than the previous year, equivalent to a growth of 15.2%.

On UK routes, TAP carried more than 970,000 passengers, 5.7% more than 2022, representing an impressive increase of 4.9% in ASKs* on 2019 figures.

TAP’s flight load factor was 80.8%, 0.8% more than in 2022 and already showing an improvement of 0.7% compared to 2019, the last pre-pandemic year. RPKs** stood 16% more than in 2022 and up 1.4% in 2019.

TAP’s performance on all long-haul routes is particularly significant, with a total of 4.6 million passengers carried, 15.1% more than in 2022, which represents an increase of 9.8% compared to 2019.

On flights to the United States and Canada, TAP carried 1.46 million passengers, 18.4% more than in 2022 and 39.5% more than in 2019.

On routes to Brazil, the total number of passengers carried was more than 1.9 million, an increase of 20.3% compared to 2022 and 8.4% compared to 2019.

On the routes to the Azores and Madeira, TAP carried 1.5 million passengers last year, 13.2% more than in 2022 and 5.7% more than in 2019.

Growth took place across all of TAP’s network compared to 2022. However, compared to 2019, TAP still hasn’t fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, particularly for traffic levels on the mainland Portugal, Europe and Africa routes.

This means the airline is still 7% below the total number of passengers it carried in 2019, before the pandemic.