TAP Air Portugal Announces Service to San Francisco Starting in…

TAP Air Portugal announced yesterday the addition of service to San Francisco from Lisbon starting in June 2019. This is the Portuguese flag carrier's first West Coast destination in the United States and comes shortly following the announcement of new routes from Lisbon to Chicago and Washington. This will be…

TAP Sets a Date for Flights to Sao Paulo with…

While the airline is still in the process of finishing the aircraft's certification process with the Portuguese aviation authority (ANAC), starting December 15, TAP Air Portugal will begin flying its brand new Airbus A330-900 between Lisbon Portela Airport and Sao Paulo Guarulhos. The carrier will then gradually introduce the aircraft…

Airbus Takes Aim at “Middle of the Market” Segment

Airbus is looking to strengthen its position on “middle of the market” aircraft to better compete with Boeing, and is considering a two-pronged approach with the Airbus A321neo and a new Airbus A330neo. A new version of the Airbus A350 is also being considered. Middle of the market, or MoM,…

TAP Air Portugal Announces U.S. Destinations with New Aircraft

TAP Air Portugal announced on Thursday that it will begin flying between Lisbon and Chicago and Washington D.C . with its brand new A330-900neo. The airline received the first aircraft earlier this week at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The aircraft was first to be delivered out of an order…

Photo Tour: Onboard TAP Air Portugal’s First Airbus A330-900neo

TAP Air Portugal received its first A330-900neo from Airbus on Monday, leased from Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon as part of an order for 21 of Airbus' new generation aircraft. The Portuguese flag carrier is the launch operator of the aircraft and helped Airbus bring the aircraft through its required…

Airbus Delivers First A330-900neo to Launch Operator TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal received its first Airbus A330-900neo on Monday at a delivery ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. The A330-900neo is the next-generation version of Airbus' popular A330-300 aircraft, a major player in the long-haul market, and is the first of two variants of the…

Delta Tacks on More Airbus A330neo Orders to Support International…

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has expanded their current A330neo order from 25 to 35 aircraft with the order of ten additional Airbus A330-900s, according to a press release from the airline. The order, which was made to support Delta’s international growth strategy, goes alongside an agreement by the airline and…

AirAsia X Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Airbus A330neo, Places…

A quick-spreading rumor flew through the Airbus Media Chalet at Farnborough International Airshow Thursday morning: Air Asia was going to expand its current A330-900 order, which will position the company as the largest customer for the variant. A few minutes before HiFly's A380 reached Farnborough, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X…

Airbus Has High Hopes for the A330neo

At the Farnborough Airshow in 2004 Boeing introduced a revolutionary new aircraft, the Boeing 787. At the time, Airbus needed an aircraft to compete with the 787. The original idea was to create a new and improved Airbus A330, however, that did not sit too well with purchasers. The solution…