TAP Air Portugal will launch a new route between Lisbon and San Francisco from June 10th.
The route will operate five days a week (except for Wednesdays and Fridays) with the flight departing from Lisbon at 10:00 and arriving in San Francisco at 14:40.
On the return, the flight will depart San Francisco at 16.10 and arrive in Lisbon at 11.25, the following day.
San Francisco will be the TAP’s eighth destination in North America and the third new destination for TAP in the United States next year.
Chicago and Washington are also available for sale, with operation starting on June 1st and 16th respectively.
The new San Francisco route and TAP’s first entry point into the US West Coast reinforces the company’s interest and commitment to offering passengers a variety of options to the US.
“TAP is following its expansion plan in the United States.
“We know that there is still a long way to go, but we are even closer to making this market one of the most relevant to TAP, along with Brazil,” commented Antonoaldo Neves, chief executive of TAP.
The San Francisco route will be operated with the new Airbus A330neo and TAP will be the first airline in the world to fly this new aircraft.
In the North American market, TAP had three destinations in 2015, and now has nine routes, increasing its weekly frequencies from 16 to 56.
TAP has also reinforced the number of weekly flights from Porto to Newark (from two to six weekly flights).