This summer, TAP is celebrating the first anniversary of its Portugal Stopover with several announcements making the programme more attractive. As of September, travellers can spend more time getting to know Lisbon and Porto, as well as Madeira, Azores or Algarve, as TAP increases the duration of the stopover from three days to five.
TAP Portugal has re-opened its exclusive lounge in Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport. Covering an area of 850 square metres with space for 260 people, the lounge is located on the sixth floor of the airport’s Schengen area, the perfect position for plane-enthusiasts to glimpse great views of the runway.
TAP Portugal is debuting its first retro aircraft livery today, featuring a design it first used in the 1950s. The new aircraft, an A330, has been named Portugal, as a tribute to Portugal and the Portuguese people.
TAP is launching flights from London City Airport to Lisbon, in addition to its services already available from Heathrow and Gatwick. Available now for customers to book, the flights will operate from October 29th, with two daily flights from Monday to Friday and one daily flight on weekends.
TAP Portugal is offering its customers more freedom of choice when purchasing tickets for the intercontinental flights with new branded fares aimed at providing a more tailored and convenient experience.
As of July 17th, TAP will operate four weekly flights from Lisbon to Lomé, in Togo, increasing the Airline’s destinations in Africa to 16 in 11 different countries. Lomé is an addition to the already announced new destinations which include Toronto, Stuttgart, Gran Canaria, Alicante, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne and Abidjan.
TAP Portugal will launch six new destinations for summer 2017. As of June and July 2017, TAP will fly via its hub in Lisbon to the new countries of: Canada (Toronto), Hungary (Budapest) and Romania (Bucharest), as well as new destinations in Spain (Las Palmas and Alicante) and Germany (Stuttgart). Additionally, TAP will reinforce frequencies from Manchester and London Gatwick to Lisbon.
Breaking Travel News talks to Ricardo Dinis, general sales manager, TAP Portugal, at World Travel Market 2016. Dinis talks Breaking Travel News through the airline’s new fare structure, potential new stopovers in Lisbon and Porto, and the importance of recent victories at World Travel Awards.
TAP Portugal announced the launch of ONE WAY fares for all Intercontinental destinations, thus becoming one of the first European airlines to offer customers a simple, more flexible and transparent fare structure. These new fares are valid to travel on or after November 15th, 2016.