Tap Air Portugal has taken delivery of the first of twelve Airbus A321LR aircraft it has on order. The Lisbon-based carrier thus becomes the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet.
In 2018, TAP’s African routes saw a significant rise in the number of passengers: 116,000 more than in 2017, totalling 1.1 million passengers, which is a growth of 11.2 per cent compared to the previous year.
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.
TAP Air Portugal will launch five return flights per week from Lisbon to Chicago O’Hare on June 1st. Later the same month, on June 16th the airline will additionally add five weekly trips from Lisbon to Washington-Dulles.
As the launch airline, TAP will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in class comfort.
As flag-carrier TAP Portugal prepares to welcome the new Airbus A330neo to its fleet, Ricardo Dinis, area sales manager in the UK for the airline, tells Breaking Travel News what advantages it offers. Speaking at World Travel Market, he also reveals how the latest departures from London City Airport have been received by the market as well as telling us how it feels to have won at the World Travel Awards.
An award-winning airline with connections across North, South and Central American, as well as Europe, TAP Air Portugal has been making headlines in early 2018. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Ricardo Dinis, area sales manager for the carrier in the UK, about what has been happening and his ambitions for the year ahead.
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airBaltic and TAP Air Portugal have signed a codeshare agreement. This partnership will enable airBaltic passengers more options to travel within the network of TAP, including Brazil, Portugal and Africa.
The first A330neo for launch operator TAP Air Portugal - MSN1819 - has completed a 4:32 hours maiden flight. The aircraft now joins the fleet of two A330-900 test aircraft already performing flight tests.
TAP’s new route between London City Airport and Porto launched earlier, with the inaugural flight taking off from London City at 14:50 on Sunday. The route operates six days a week and arrives in Porto at 17:10.