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TAP Air Portugal was the first airline to operate a flight with the Airbus A330neo to Peru to repatriate Portuguese citizens. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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 it to the avgeek feed in the last few days, as it has been receiving airlines and aircraft that don’t operate to the airport regularly as part of governmental repatriation…

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Aircalin, a carrier based in the Pacific island of New Caledonia, has withdrawn one of its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from service and has sent it back to Toulouse, France for further inspection.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

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…

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…