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An Azul Airbus A330-200 in Sao Paulo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul Ramps Up Domestic Flights, Ponders International Network Redesign

Although it never came to a complete stop, the Brazilian domestic market reduced its capacity by 90% between April and May as a result of the economic and airline industry fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, airlines in Brazil have been gradually increasing their operations in the hope of having left the worst of the crisis behind,  even though the advance of COVID-19 in the country is still in full motion. With that in mind, Azul Brazilian Airlines…

Portugese Government Takes Majority Stake in TAP Air Portugal

Portugal’s government has agreed to pay €55 million ($62 million) to increase its stake in TAP Air Portugal, the national airline, to prevent the carrier from going bankrupt. The government will own a 72.5% stake in the airline, up from the 50% stake it’s held since partially privatizing the airline…

Hi Fly A380 Circumnavigates the World Delivering Medical Supplies

Hi Fly’s Airbus A380 arrived Monday in Beja, Portugal after four days flying around the world. The aircraft made stops in Tianjin, China and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 31,047 kilometers (19,292 miles) route took the A380 over Northwest Europe, crossing countries like Spain, France, Germany, Norway and Estonia, before…

TAP Air Portugal Introduces New Changes to Loyalty Program

Over the past several years TAP Air Portugal has come back to life. It’s bought new airplanes, revamped in-flight service and catering, built a new lounge in Lisbon and more. However, there was still the loyalty program which was less than stellar and often wasn’t very valuable to people in…

TAP Air Portugal Announces A321neoLR Transatlantic Route Expansion

TAP Air Portugal, Portugal's flag carrier, announced it is adding two new routes to its network in Summer 2020. One will connect Boston to Ponta Delgada in the Azores and the other will connect TAP's hub in Lisbon to Montreal, Canada. Both flights will be operated with the new Airbus…

TAP Adds More Route Frequencies as U.S. Expansion Continues

TAP Air Portugal has announced that it will be adding 15 new flights from North America to Portugal. This brings the carrier to a record 71 weekly flights between Canada, the U.S. and its home country of Portugal. The addition of the flights, which will begin service by summer 2020,…

TAP Adds More Route Frequencies as U.S. Expansion Continues

TAP Air Portugal has announced that it will be adding 15 new flights from North America to Portugal. This brings the carrier to a record 71 weekly flights between Canada, the U.S. and its home country of Portugal. The addition of the flights, which will begin service by summer 2020,…

TAP Air Portugal Expands to San Francisco with New A330neo

TAP Air Portugal flew its inaugural flight from its hub in Lisbon to San Francisco Monday with the brand new Airbus A330-900neo jet. The new service to San Francisco (SFO) marks the flag carrier’s second regular trans-Atlantic A330neo flight to the U.S. after Chicago O’Hare and is the first non-stop…

Azul Airlines Begins Flying to Second Destination in Portugal

Azul Brazilian Airlines started flying to Porto, Portugal on Monday, June 3. This is the second destination for the airline in Portugal, which already operates flights between Brazil and Lisbon. Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and experienced significant tourism increase in the last few years. The flight between…

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…