TAP Portugal is Portugal’s leading airline and has been a member of Star Alliance since 14 March 2005. The airline was voted World’s Leading Airline to Africa and South America and Best European Airline. Its Lisbon hub is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, and North and South America.
With the launch of new routes over recent years, TAP Portugal's summer 2014 network grew to include 11 new destinations. Currently the Portuguese airline has connections to 81 destinations in 34 countries. It operates an average of around 2500 flights a week and has a fleet of 77 modern aircraft: 61 Airbuses, and another 16 aircraft in the colours of PGA (Portugália Airlines). Over recent years TAP has focussed on some of its main markets, particularly in Africa, Brazil and South America. Consequently, new medium- and long-haul routes have been added to the TAP network.
Following this expansion strategy, TAP Portugal added two African destinations to its network in 2013: Boa Vista (Cape Verde) and Tangier (Morocco), at the same time as it increased the frequency of flights to some of its main destinations. In South America it has established itself as a service leader in Brazil, with direct flights to 12 destinations from Lisbon and Porto in 2014, extending its services to cover all regions of the country: Belem, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Campinas, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo. As well as new connections to Brazil, TAP added more destinations to its South American and European networks: Bogota (Colombia), Panama City (Panama), Asturias-Oviedo (Spain), Nantes (France), Hanover (Germany) and Gothenburg (Sweden).
TAP has launched a new product called Portugal Stopover. With the Stopover, passengers can enjoy up to 3 nights in Lisbon on their way to another European destination with no additional airfare. Passengers can enjoy discounted nights, free experiences and even free bottles of wine at partner restaurants.
To learn more about the Portugal Stopover, visit www.flytap.com/USA/enus/stopover or download the Portugal Stopover app today!