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WITH NEW SERVICE TO TEL AVIV, DUBLIN AND BASEL FROM APRIL, TAP NOW OFFERS PORTUGAL STOPOVERS EN ROUTE TO 72 CITIES ACROSS EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

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US Travelers Can Enjoy Up to 5 Days in Lisbon or Porto for no Airfare, Even When Traveling to Portugal’s Algarve, Azores or Madeira

TAP Air Portugal is inaugurating new service from Lisbon to Tel Aviv, Dublin and Basel, in April 2019.   The three new routes boost TAP’s global network to 55 destinations in Europe and 17 in Africa and the Middle East.   All 72 destinations are part of the airline’s Portugal Stopover program where travelers can enjoy up to five nights in Lisbon or Porto along the way, for no extra airfare.

The Portugal Stopover comprises a network of more than 150 partners who provide exclusive offers for Stopover customers for hotels discounts and complimentary experiences such as tuk-tuk tours, visits to museums, dolphin watching in the River Sado and food tastings – even a free bottle of Portuguese wine in participating restaurants.

Travelers can also enjoy a stopover in Lisbon or Porto even if their final destination is in Portugal, such as:  Faro (Algarve); Ponta Delgada or Terceira (the Azores); and, Funchal or Porto Santo (Madeira).

Furthermore, Stopover passengers can also create a multi-destination journey, making it will be possible to travel to one destination and return from another.  For example, people may choose to fly to Barcelona then return from Seville, but they will still qualify for a stopover in Lisbon or Porto on either their outbound or return travel.  Stopover visits are now also available on just one-way travel to Europe or Africa.

“The Portugal Stopover has become so popular for our American customers,” said Carlos Paneiro, Vice President of Sales for North and Central America.  “Everyone really appreciates the opportunity to visit and experience two destinations for the price of one.”

 

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About TAP Air Portugal

TAP is Portugal’s leading airline and a member of the global airline Star Alliance since 2005. Flying since 1945, TAP celebrated its 70th anniversary on March 14, 2015, before completing its privatization process later that year, now with the Atlantic Gateway Group as private shareholders.

As of Summer 2017, TAP’s network comprises 84 destinations in 34 countries worldwide. The airline currently operates around 2,500 weekly flights, with a modern fleet of 63 Airbus aircraft.  TAP Express, the airline’s regional arm, operates an additional 17 aircraft.

With TAP’s privatization process, it has restructured its network, launched new fare products and is renewing its medium and long-haul fleet.  TAP has 53 Airbus neo aircraft on order and, by 2020, it’s long-haul fleet will either have been replaced with new aircraft or newly reconfigured aircraft.  TAP Express now operates a new fleet of 8 ATR 72 and 9 Embraer 190.

TAP is one of Europe’s most awarded airlines.  Global Traveler (USA) named TAP as Best Airline in Europe from 2011 to 2018, and the World Travel Awards named TAP as both Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa and Europe’s Leading Airline to South America from 2014 – 2018. Previously TAP was awarded World’s Leading Airline to Africa, in 2011 and 2012, and World’s Leading Airline to South America from 2009 through 2012.  TAP’s Inflight Magazine, UP, received the World Travel Award as Europe’s Leading In-flight Magazine for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 

Media Contact:

Gareth Edmondson-Jones

GEJ, Ink

917-399-9355

gejink@gmail.com

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