Golf resorts on the west coast of Portugal are likely to experience increased bookings from Irish golfers following the announcement of two new flight schedules from Dublin and Cork to Lisbon in 2019.
TAP Air Portugal and Aer Lingus are both operating new services into the Portuguese capital this year. From March, TAP is launching a twice-daily service from Dublin to Lisbon, while it is giving golfers added incentive to book by offering free golf club carriage on the flights – worth €80 when booking a return flight.
Meanwhile, Aer Lingus is expanding the number of services it operates into Lisbon from this month by launching a new twice-weekly route from Cork to add to the nine flights per week that it already runs from Dublin.
José Maria Cazal-Ribeiro, commercial director of ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf, which promotes six golf courses within easy reach of Lisbon, said: “Irish golfers are renowned for their love of the game and their desire to play new, different courses. We’re very proud to be able to offer a varied golf product which appeals to golfers of all abilities. The launch of the new flights means that our venues are now more accessible than ever before, and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new Irish golfing audience over the coming months.”
Included among Orizonte’s courses are Quinta do Peru, Ribagolfe and Aroeira, twice the venue for the Portuguese Open and recently included in a list of Continental Europe’s Top 100 Golf Resorts.