TAP Air Portugal Reports €65.6 Million Net Profit in 2022

by: Harry Johnson |

TAP closed 2022 with a net profit of €65.6 million, an increase of €1,664.7 million on the previous year.

EBIT, including non-recurring items of €19.4 million, was also positive at €268.2 million.

In 2022, TAP carried a total of 13.8 million passengers, an increase of 136.1% on the previous year and reaching 81% of 2019 levels.

In 2022, revenues reached €3,485.0 million, 151% above FY 2021, along with a higher level of activity (ASK increased 94.2%).

The number of flights operated also increased significantly by 74.9% last year, reaching 79% of pre-crisis levels.

Capacity reached 87% of pre-crisis levels, increasing 94.2% compared to the previous year.

Load Factor improved by 17 percentage points year-on-year to 80%, just 0.1 percentage points below the 2019 level.

PRASK in 2022 was 6.68 euro cents, an improvement of 48.2% compared to the previous year and 20.5% compared to 2019.

Recurring operating costs also increased by 73.4% to €3,236.2 million, resulting in a positive recurring EBIT of €248.8 million, an increase of €726.7 million, or 4.7 times the amount in fiscal 2019.

Fuel costs more than tripled, increasing by €756.2 million year-on-year to €1,096.7 million. Despite leading to a positive effect of €85.5 million, hedging only marginally reduced the effect of the increase in fuel prices, which alone contributed €458.4 million to the increase in fuel costs.

Year-to-date, the CASK of recurring operating costs decreased by 10.7% compared to the previous year, down to €7.04 cents. Excluding fuel, the reduction was 27.8%, taking unit costs without fuel to €4.66 cents, only 0.5% below the 2019 level of €4.68 cents.

Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO of TAP stated in view of these results, that “during the fourth quarter of 2022 TAP was able to generate its highest quarterly revenues in its history and record profitability and this despite continuous operational challenges. For the first full year of the Restructuring Plan, TAP generated an operating profit that is an all-time record for the company. TAP also delivered a very strong positive net income despite its level of leverage.”

“TAP delivered in 2022, the first year of the Restructuring Plan, a performance close to that forecasted for 2025. This amazing performance was possible by the hard work and dedication of all employees, business partners and stakeholders. The level of forward bookings for 2023 indicates that there has been no change in demand trends but TAP still faces challenges. 2023 is about optimizing revenues in an uncertain environment, further reducing costs against a backdrop of inflation,” concludes Christine Ourmières-Widener.

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