US Airways signs TAP codeshare deal

US Airways and TAP Portugal have announced the expansion of the two carriers’ Star Alliance relationship, with codeshare flights between the United States and Portugal and other locations in Europe beginning June 7, 2006. US Airways’ code will be added on TAP domestic flights departing Lisbon to Faro, Funchal, and Oporto (inside Portugal), as well on TAP flights operating between Lisbon and Newark and Oporto and Newark. New connection opportunities are also available beyond Lisbon to Brussels, Belgium and Prague, Czech Republic.

TAP customers will have access to 11 destinations in the United States, via US Airways transatlantic codeshare flights between Lisbon and Philadelphia. From Philadelphia, TAP Portugal will codeshare on US Airways flights to: Atlanta, Boston, Washington, D.C. Reagan National, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Los Angeles International, San Francisco, Miami and Orlando.

Additionally, TAP customers will also be served with two more destinations in the U.S., via TAP transatlantic flights between Lisbon and Newark and Oporto and Newark. From Newark, TAP Portugal will codeshare on US Airways flights to Charlotte, N.C. and Pittsburgh. Book travel by calling US Airways Reservations at 800/428-4322.

“Expanding our relationship with TAP Portugal is one of many benefits associated with our membership in the Star Alliance, and gives us greater international breadth,” said US Airways Senior Vice President of Planning and Alliances, Andrew Nocella. “This initial codeshare into Portugal and selected cities in Europe will augment our seasonal nonstop Philadelphia-Lisbon service with convenient, year-round opportunities for our Dividend Miles members to earn and redeem miles.”

“The new codeshare destinations within the U.S. signify an important extension to TAP’s network, placing attractive cities within easy reach to both business and leisure travelers,” added Jose Guedes Dias, vice president international relations and alliances TAP. “We are looking forward to working with US Airways to maximize opportunities and offer numerous benefits to our customers.”