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TAP Air Portugal Announces Summer Route Additions

The airline announces increased summer offerings to North America, along with some tourist destinations.

TAP Air Portugal’s newly delivered Airbus A330-900neo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Portugal’s flag carrier, TAP Air Portugal, has announced in a press release issued on Thursday that the carrier will be adding 10 more frequencies weekly between Lisbon and North America, along with resuming its seasonal operations.

The carrier plans to offer 77 weekly flights between Lisbon and the United States, representing an increase from the 72 weekly flights in Summer 2023. Between Lisbon and Canada, TAP Air Portugal plans to offer 20 weekly flights, an increase from the 15 scheduled last summer.

The flight increases from the United States will be seen at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. where there will now be two flights a day. TAP will also be adding an additional flight from San Francisco, with now six weekly flights to Lisbon. From Dulles Airport, the airline faces no nonstop competition, with Star Alliance partners United, Turkish Airlines, and Lufthansa offering one-stop flights.

From Canada, four weekly flights will be added from Toronto, bringing the flight offering up to 14 flights weekly, along with an additional flight from Montreal. However, the airline does face competition in Canada, with Air Transat offering a nonstop flight to Lisbon from both cities.

The airline also plans to resume seasonal operations to tourist destinations, including Porto Santo, Alicante, Ibiza, Minorca, Palma de Mallorca, and Naples. On these routes, the airline faces stiff competition from low-cost carriers like Ryanair and easyJet.

The addition of increased flight offerings to strong North American Star Alliance hubs will be welcomed by frequent fliers of United and Air Canada. Star Alliance continues to entrench themselves with continued offerings from Washington, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal.

Arya Karnik

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  • Arya Karnik

    Ever since he was a kid, Arya has been interested in aviation. With his entire family overseas, he has taken many family trips worldwide to places like the United Kingdom and India. He lives in Colorado but attends The University of Alabama, studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He hopes to obtain his PPL and eventually translate his engineering degree to working in operations at an airline.

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