TAP Air Portugal Adds New Route

Dec 24, 2018
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TAP Air Portugal announced a new route, its first to the West Coast. Starting June 2019, TAP Air Portugal flies five weekly non-stop trips between San Francisco (SFO) and Lisbon (LIS). San Francisco is the airline’s eighth North American gateway.

The flight operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing San Francisco at 4:10 p.m. and arriving in Lisbon at 11:25 a.m. the next day. Return flights leave Lisbon at 10 a.m., arriving in San Francisco at 2:40 p.m.

“We’re excited to keep adding new cities from the United States to Portugal,” said David Neeleman, founder, JetBlue Airways, and major shareholder, TAP Air Portugal. “Despite being a 73-year old airline, this year TAP is one of the world’s top 10 fastest-growing airlines. As Portugal has become a more popular destination, U.S. travelers have not only found out about Portugal but also about flying TAP beyond Lisbon to our 70-plus destinations across Europe and Africa.”

TAP Air Portugal is the launch carrier for the Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, receiving 21 aircraft over the next 18 months. The aircraft offers state-of-the-art entertainment systems and free in-flight messaging. The economy cabin includes both economy class and EconomyXtra seats, the latter with an additional three inches of legroom.

In Executive business class, the airline offers 34 fully-flat reclining chairs, each outfitted with USB slots, electrical sockets, audio connections, reading lights, enhanced storage and more.

Economy fares from San Francisco to Lisbon start at $800 round-trip.

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