New direct flight confirmed between Cape Town and Lisbon from November 2020
8 April 2020
UPDATE FROM JAMES VOS, MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.
Despite the current challenging times we face, I am excited to confirm a new direct flight between Cape Town and Lisbon, Portugal.
The flights will start in November 2020 and fly three times a week on Portugal’s national airline, TAP.
Connectivity forms part of our strategy to connect Cape Town with key destinations in Africa and globally to stimulate and increase travel and trade, for the benefit of our residents.
To increase connectivity to bring economic benefits to Cape Town, the City funds the Air Access initiative within Wesgro.
While the tourism sector has been hit very hard due to the lockdown measures in South Africa and globally, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I will continue to work with my Departments’ Special Business Partners to ensure that we assist businesses to weather this storm so they are ready to welcome back tourists and trade once we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.