Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and TAP Portugal (TAP), a recent winner of World’s Leading Airline to South America and World’s Leading Airline to Africa at the World Travel Awards Grand Final held in Qatar, have today jointly announced a continuation to their global content agreement.
Portuguese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho has urged aviation giant Lufthansa to consider purchasing TAP Portugal. TAP is considered a prize assets, having been recognised by the World Travel Awards as the World’s Leading Airline to South America in 2010.
International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh has revealed his group is considering a bid for rival carrier TAP Portugal. TAP is being privatised by the Portuguese government as a condition of the recent bail-out of the country by the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Aviareps today announced its appointment by TAP Portugal to manage the airline’s sales, marketing and ticketing activities in Turkey. With immediate effect the global aviation and tourism management company will be in charge of all future sales, marketing and ticketing activities to establish the brand within the new market and to promote the attractive range of flights offered by TAP Portugal.
European customers seeking flights to Brazil have seen TAP Portugal emerge as the dominant player in the sector during 2010. In total the airline now offers a total of 69 flights per week between Europe and Brazil, boarding more customers than any other international airline.
Please note that the threatened industrial action called by the trade union representing TAP Portugal pilots for this weekend - has been called off.
Pilots at TAP Portugal have called off a strike planed for this weekend, following a pay deal with the state-owned airline’s management. Staff at the flag-carrier had been expected to walk out on Friday, but all departures will now operate to schedule, according to the airline.