On September 18, TAP Air Portugal will launch the “Ponte Aérea” shuttle service on flights connecting its Lisbon hub to Orly. The Portuguese national airline currently offers eight daily flights between Lisbon and Paris.
In this segment, TAP faces strong competition, with airlines offering a high number of frequencies, as Air France offers up to five daily flights from Lisbon to Charles de Gaulle and Transavia offers up to seven to Orly.
Other carriers have lower frequencies, but as low cost: Ryanair flies to Beauvais up to twice a day, easyJet flies to Charles de Gaulle up to twice a day and Vueling flies twice a day to Orly ( easyJet also offers three weekly frequencies to Beauvais).
According to a press release issued by TAP, the new service will allow customers to change their reservation for another flight on the same day free of charge, depending on availability, as well as provide expedited services at both airports.
Benefits are not available to customers connecting in Lisbon with their final destination Orly, nor to group passengers. This is the fourth line in the TAP system with shuttles already linking Lisbon to Porto, Funchal (Madeira) and Madrid.