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TAP Air Portugal

While 2020 was a challenging year for airlines worldwide, it did see TAP Air Portugal reach 75 years since its foundation. The carrier has been connecting its country to the world since March 1945, using its location in western Europe to its advantage. Now a key member of the Star Alliance, TAP currently flies 75 aircraft to destinations worldwide. (Featured image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

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Portugal’s minister for infrastructure and housing, Pedro Nuno Santos feels that some of TAP's routes need more subsidies to operate profitably. Photo: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying
Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Lisbon Airport
Year Founded:
Star Alliance
Christine Ourmières-Widener
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latest TAP Air Portugal Articles

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Why Did TAP Air Portugal Acquire Portugália Airlines?

Portugália Airlines is now a part of TAP Air Portugal.

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TAP Air Portugal To Fly Pope Francis Back From Lisbon After August Visit

The Portuguese airline has carried four Popes in its history.

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TAP Air Portugal Is Now Expected To Be Privatized In 2024

It's still unknown as to what percentage the government intends to sell off.

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TAP Sees 30% Passenger Increase During First Half Of The Year

A welcome recovery ahead of the airline's privatization.

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TAP Portugal Launches Its Own Sportswear Clothing Line

The new air-pparel was designed to ensure everyone looks fly this summer.

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What's The Latest With IAG's Bid For TAP Portugal?

A takeover would help the group unlock a key South American market.

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83 Weekly Flights: TAP Air Portugal’s Huge South America Network Explored

Aside from TAP's own aircraft, it will also use a wet-leased Boeing 767, 777, and Airbus A330.

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TAP Air Portugal Celebrates Four Years Of Flying To San Francisco

Flights were launched on June 10, 2019, using the Airbus A330neo. 

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TAP Deploys Its Airbus A330neos On New Route From Porto To Luanda

The Portuguese flag carrier will utilize some of its newest aircraft on a route to Angola.

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TAP Air Portugal Launches New Route To Palma de Mallorca

The airline has increased its presence in the Balearic Islands.

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Here’s What TAP Air Portugal Says About The Airbus A321LR

The A321LR has the ability – if used "intelligently" – to make an airline "a lot of money."

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Portuguese Government Owes Azul Linhas Aéreas Over $200 Million

The debt originated from a loan taken out by the Brazilian company to capitalize TAP Air Portugal.

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TAP Air Portugal Leadership Saga: What's The Latest?

Developments unfold as Portugal’s government faces scrutiny over TAP Air Portugal’s CEO dismissal.

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Portugal Would Welcome Lufthansa Interest In TAP Privatization

The remarks by Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa came during a news conference with the visiting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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TAP Air Portugal's Fired CEO Is Still Running The Airline

The dismissal of Christine Ourmières-Widenerwith was announced last month, but no further action has been taken to provide for a replacement.

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TAP Air Portugal Celebrates 4 Years Of Lisbon-Dublin Flights

The Portuguese flag carrier will operate up to 15 weekly flights from Lisbon to Dublin this summer.

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TAP Air Portugal Reports More Than €65 Million Annual Profit

The airline's activity also increased to nearly 80% of pre-pandemic activity.

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Why TAP Air Portugal Loves The Airbus A321LR

Simple Flying spoke with the flag carrier of Portugal's management about its fleet.

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The Simple Flying Podcast Episode 162: Dr Henri-Charles Ozarovsky - Head Routes, & Networks - TAP Portugal

Join Tom as he chats with Dr. Henri-Charles Ozarovsky, Head of Strategy, Network & Partnerships at TAP Air Portugal.