TAP Portugal has announced Adding TORONTO Flights
TAP Portugal has announced Adding TORONTO Flights
TAP Portugal has announced the addition of six new destinations to its global route network by July 2017, including Toronto, the airline’s fifth North American gateway.
TAP will also add five new European destinations: Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; Las Palmas and Alicante, Spain; and Stuttgart, Germany.
With these five new cities, TAP will serve 52 European destinations, adding more options to its Stopover programme where travellers can enjoy a one, two or three day visit to Portugal on the way for no extra airfare.
The Stopover booking option is available on the flight search mode in the www.flytap.com site and TAP also has launched an innovative app, available from the Apple Store or Google Play.
The airline will also add additional flight frequencies in Europe to Madrid (departing Porto), Manchester, Moscow, Dusseldorf and Faro. These flights can be booked effective immediately.
The new service represents an 11 percent increase in operations, with 1,176 more flights than in same month year-over-year, representing an increase of 19 percent in seat capacity.
The growth planned for 2017 is in line with the expansion strategy TAP began in 2016, including the order of a new medium and long haul Airbus fleet (due for delivery by end of 2017); two additional A330 aircraft; the cabin retrofit of 48 aircraft currently in progress; the launch of the new brand TAP Express for regional operations; the new Lisbon/Oporto shuttle service; the launch of TAP Stopover and the addition of two routes to North America, with the re-launch of service from Boston and New York’s JFK.
Following the successful launch of the Lisbon/Porto shuttle and the frequency increases to both Madeira and the Azores, TAP will, as of next summer ,increase operations from Lisbon to Faro, growing from three to four dailies, for a 33 percent increase in service.
In order to support the additional operations, the company will add another long haul aircraft (A330), two medium haul aircraft (A320F) and four Embraers to join TAP Express regional operations, increasing TAP's fleet from 80 to 87 aircraft in total.
TAP’s four US gateways are New York’s JFK, Newark, NJ, Boston, MA and Miami, FL.
Currently TAP serves 46 European destinations from the US via Lisbon including:
Portugal: Faro, Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Porto Santo, and Terceira
France: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Toulouse
Germany: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich; Italy’s Bologna, Milan, Rome, and Venice
Spain: A Coruña, Astúrias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, and Vigo
UK: London and Manchester
Other European cities: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Geneva, Switzerland; Helsinki, Finland; City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Moscow, Russia; Oslo, Norway; Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden; Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; and Zurich, Switzerland.
TAP also serves Porto nonstop from Newark.
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