TAP’s transatlantic trio celebrate 5-year anniversary

Portuguese airline TAP are celebrating the five year anniversary of their transatlantic trio this month, all flying from Lisbon.

Tap Air Portugal is giving a ‘High Five’ to three of its transatlantic routes this month, celebrating their five-year anniversaries.

TAP doubled its U.S. destination offerings, launching new flights to Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C. from Lisbon in June 2019.

The first of the new routes took off in June 2019, with the inaugural flight to Chicago leaving Lisbon, operated by the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft.

The stunning city of San Francisco swiftly followed on 10 June 2019, with the flag carrier’s A330neo enabling customers to reach ‘the Golden City’ in just under 12 hours.

Flights to the US capital, Washington D.C., were also launched on 16 June 2019, marking an important connection with mainland Europe’s westernmost capital city, Lisbon.

In recognition of the anniversaries, TAP is set to host a ‘runway show’ at San Francisco’s iconic Aviation Museum, where the airline will give US customers the opportunity to see Cabin Crew uniforms from throughout the airline’s 77-year history.

Ricardo Dinis, TAP Air Portugal Country Manager for UK, Ireland and Nordics, said: “As we gear up for another busy summer across the Atlantic, we are proud to be celebrating the fifth anniversary of flights to Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C..

“To celebrate a trio of transatlantic anniversaries within the same month is an iconic moment in TAP’s history and reinforces our commitment to connecting Portugal to the world, and the world to Portugal.

“With our Lisbon hub conveniently located for travel from Europe to the US, these flights have proved popular and we look forward to welcoming more customers onboard our North American flights in the coming five years and beyond.”

Today, the Portuguese airline offers five flights per week to Chicago, daily flights to San Francisco, and double-daily flights to Washington D.C. from its Lisbon hub.

Other North American destinations served by the airline include Boston, Miami, Montreal, New York JFK and Toronto from Lisbon, in addition to flights from both Lisbon and Porto to Newark.

TAP also offers unrivalled connectivity across the Atlantic between Europe and Brazil, providing direct flights to 11 cities – nine of which aren’t served by any other European carrier.

Boasting one of the youngest fleets in Europe, TAP operates a mix of short-haul and long-haul Airbus aircraft, from the state-of-the-art A330neo to the single-aisle A321LR.

This gives customers an enjoyable and comfortable experience across the Atlantic, with the added benefit of up to a 20% reduction in fuel burn and 50% reduction in noise when compared to the previous generation of aircraft.

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