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A line of TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330 aircraft in Lisbon. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

A Portuguese Flying Adventure: Flying TAP Air Portugal on Its Newest Airbus Products

Out of all the airlines in Western Europe, TAP Air Portugal is arguably the most ambitious. Though in existence for 75 years this March, the airline has just recently embarked on a revitalization and rebranding campaign to better establish itself in the highly-competitive European market. Entering the 2010s as of the few remaining state-owned airlines in Europe, TAP turned to the private sector to help bring it back to life. Selling a majority stake in the company to a consortium…

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 Air Portugal Starts A340-300 Phase-Out

This week TAP Air Portugal, Portugal's flag carrier, started the phase-out of their four A340-300s. CS-TOA, CS-TOB, CS-TOC and CS-TOD have been flying for the airline since 1994, when the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar was retired from the Portuguese carrier's fleet. In recent years, the A340s were being used by TAP…

Airlines Report Nausea-Inducing Cabin Fumes on Airbus’ A330neo

While Boeing has been under fire for continued problems arising with its next-generation 737 MAX aircraft, the next-generation offerings of its main rival Airbus have been largely free of issue, until now. Operators of the Airbus A330-900neo recently have been reporting toxic fume leakages in the aircraft’s cabin, potentially coming…

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…

Trip Report: Flying on TAP Air Portugal’s New A330neo from…

Chicago became the newest North American recipient of TAP Air Portugal service as part of the airline’s ongoing efforts to double capacity to and from North America by the end of the year. The new service sees TAP flying to the Windy City five times per week, with flights on…

Outlining TAP Air Portugal’s North American Expansion Strategy

TAP Air Portugal is currently undergoing a significant transformation strategy that gears towards transporting passengers between North America, Europe and North Africa through Portugal. Since the carrier's partial privatization in 2015, JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman has been involved in leading a consortium of investors looking to boost the Portuguese carrier’s…

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…