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Portugal's government has announced it will take a majority stake in TAP Air Portugal, paving the way for the airline to take a billion-dollar bailout. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

TAP Air Portugal Announces New Routes for 2021

Everyone has accepted that the remainder of the year is more or less a bust in terms of travel. COVID-19 is still spreading across the world and global travel continues to be limited. The world is coming closer to a viable vaccine and efficacious treatments for COVID-19. This two-pronged approach is essential to help contain the spread of the virus. It is unlikely that the virus will be entirely eliminated in the near future but a robust public health program…

TAP Launches New Azores-Boston Nonstop Service

TAP Air Portugal, Portugal’s national airline, announced Tuesday new nonstop service to the United States from the Azores, according to an emailed statement obtained by AirlineGeeks. Launched this week, the flight marks the airline's only nonstop service between Ponta Delgada, Portugal and Boston. The inaugural flight departed yesterday from Ponta…

A Look at Peru’s Unusual Repatriation Traffic

Over the last week, governments across the world have been under increased pressure to repatriate their citizens back home as rising travel restrictions around the CODIV-19 global pandemic have been making travel hard for many citizens needing to find a way home. The South American country of Peru has made…

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…

Lufthansa and United Alleged to Partner for TAP Air Portugal…

American serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is close to selling his share of Atlantic Gateway, the holding controller of Portuguese flag carrier TAP Air Portugal, to the Lufthansa Group, Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Negocios reported on Sunday. Neeleman controls 50 percent of Atlantic Gateway, which in turn owns 45 percent…

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…

Aircalin Returns Airbus A330neo After Cabin Odor Reports

Aircalin, a carrier based in the Pacific island of New Caledonia, has withdrawn one of its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from service and has sent it back to Toulouse, France for further inspection. The airline has reported that it sent the aircraft back after staff noticed a strong smell of…

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…

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,…