Along with its Star Alliance partners TAP will be one of the pioneering companies to begin operating from the new Terminal 1 of El Prat in Barcelona this June.
TAP is now operating from the revamped Terminal 1 at Heathrow Airport in London, as part of the Star Alliance “Move under one Roof” project designed to offer Alliance passengers greater ease and more options via use of common spaces at major world airports.
TAP is increasing flights between Portugal and Africa over the summer with the start up of new flights to Luanda, Dakar, Praia and Sao Tome & Principe as well as offering special fares to Angola.
TAP has associated itself with Helpin, a virtual network of private sector Portuguese partners coordinated by the High Commissariat of the United Nations for Refugees – UNHCR. The nationwide initiative aims to raise funds for refugees on the African continent.
TAP Portugal this week launched its Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emission Offset Program in partnership with the IATA (International Air Transport Association) marking World Environment Day and offering passengers the opportunity to offset the CO2 emissions resulting from their flights giving their contributions to projects to reduce emissions in developing countries via enrolment in the program.
The start of the summer at Domodedevo Airport in Moscow will be marked by the arrival of TAP Portugal, with the leading Portuguese airline company beginning regular flights on a direct leg between Lisbon and Moscow five times a week.
The launch of direct TAP flights between Lisbon and Warsaw from June 9 enabled TAP Portugal and LOT Polish Airlines, both Star Alliance partners, to intensify their bilateral ties of cooperation, extending their code-share operations to this new service.
TAP will run two extra flights a week to Dakar over the period between July 23 and September 3.
TAP Portugal and SATA have broadened their commercial cooperation and joined forces in increasing a joint offer of flights to new markets, namely the Azores region. Intensification of this cooperation is reflected in the widening of the scope of the code-share agreement that the two companies have maintained since the year 2000.
TAP Portugal and Air Canada, the Canadian airline and partner in Star Alliance have recently set up a code-share agreement that enables both to offer customers more flight options and the best possible connections between Portugal and Canada.
TAP is one of the Star Alliance companies that together with Austrian, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS will already be transferring to the renovated Terminal 1 at Heathrow Airport in London from this summer.
TAP has launched new procedures for transporting surf equipment with the offer of price reductions to the tune of 50 percent for passengers wanting to transport their surfboards.
Become one of those privileged to make or receive voice calls or send messages using your own cell phone while travelling on board the TAP “Almeida Garrett” Airbus 319. The result of a partnership with Mobile OnAir, TAP began testing this new option in August 2008.
TAP has taken delivery of the first of six new Airbus A320-214’s. Four of the new aircraft will progressively replace the Airbus A320-211 currently in service and manufactured as far back as 1991, and two others designed to enable new flights to Moscow, Warsaw and Helsinki to be offered this coming June.
In 2008 TAP reinforced its leadership on routes between Portugal and Spain by transporting 177 thousand more passengers between the two countries than in the previous year, reaching a total of 817 thousand passengers, equivalent to a comparable growth of 28 percent. This positive figure contrasts with a downturn in this market that saw a reduction of 82 thousand passengers transported last year by all the regular airline companies operating these routes.
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