SUMMER 2020 FLIGHTS UP 344% FROM 2015;
TAP TO SERVE NEW YORK WITH FOUR FLIGHTS DAILY
— New Frequencies Announcement Comes Weeks After TAP’s New Service Launches from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC —
– TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the USA and Canada by summer 2020 to a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
In summer 2015, TAP operated 16 flights across the Atlantic, from its two U.S. gateways, Newark Liberty and Miami International. By summer 2020, the 71 flights represent an increase of 344percent, from its now eight gateways, in just five years.
From June 2020, TAP will serve the New York market with four daily roundtrips to Portugal. The airline will add a second daily flight between New York’s John F Kennedy International, plus an extra weekly flight to its Newark-Porto service making that a daily operation, along with the daily Newark-Lisbon servisse.
TAP will add two weekly Miami-Lisbon flights this winter and a third next summer for a weekly total of 10 roundtrips. The airline is also adding two weekly frequencies to Chicago-Lisbon, and Washington, DC-Lisbon, making each daily service.
TAP also serves both Boston-Lisbon and Toronto-Lisbon daily, and San Francisco-Lisbon with five flights weekly.
This summer, TAP’s fleet reached 100 aircraft for the first time in the airline’s 74-year history. The carrier has also started receiving an order of 71 new Airbus aircraft, including 21 A330neos, 19 A320neos, 17 A321neos, and 14 A321 Long Range jets. TAP is the launch airline for the A330neo aircraft and is currently the only airline in the world to operate all of Airbus’ latest generation NEO aircraft.
About TAP Air Portugal
TAP is Portugal’s leading airline and has been 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.
TAP’s network comprises some 84 destinations in 34 countries worldwide..
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 71 new Airbus 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.
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