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TAP Air Portugal to Resume Manaus Service

The airline is adding yet another transatlantic route to Brazil.

TAP Air Portugal is the first carrier to operate the Airbus A330-900. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Portugal’s national carrier will resume services between Lisbon and Manaus in Brazil later this year. TAP will operate three flights a week to Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, from November 4.

Reintroduced Route for TAP

The reinstated service was last included in TAP’s route network between 2014 and 2016. However, the restarted service will include a stop in Belém, en route to Manaus.

According to a media statement, TAP’s flights to Manaus will depart from Lisbon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

TAP Scales Up Brazil Schedule

These new services will take the number of TAP’s routes in Brazil to fifteen. TAP’s CEO Luís Rodrigues said that the Brazilian routes are important to Portugal’s national airline. 

“Brazil is strategic for TAP and the return of our flight to Manaus is another sign that we will continue to invest in the development of our operations in that country. We recently launched a new route to Florianópolis and we will end this year with at least 15 routes to Brazil, record numbers for the company in the sister country,” said Rodrigues.

TAP Aims to Boost Tourism

During the European summer, TAP operates 95 flights a week to Brazil. This is an average of 13 flights a day heading to the South American country. 

The airline operates flights from Lisbon to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Fortaleza, Natal, Maceió, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador and Florianópolis. In addition, two services are operated from Porto. These include São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

“Our goal is to bring more and more tourists to Brazil, not only from Portugal, but from all over the world where TAP flies, and to make available more than 60 destinations in Europe and Africa, which can also be flown to by Brazilians via Lisbon and Porto. We want to continue to be the leading international airline in Brazil,” he continued.

Lorne Philipot


  • Lorne Philipot

    Lorne is a South Africa-based aviation journalist. He was captivated and fascinated by flying from the day he took his first airline flight. With a passion for aviation in his blood, he has flown to destinations in all corners of the globe. Lorne has traveled extensively and lived in various countries. Drawing on his travels and passion for aviation, Lorne enjoys writing about airlines, routes, networks, and new developments.

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