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TAP tops 33 thousand passengers in a single day

On August 1 TAP topped a new total number of passengers transported in a single day with a record amount of 33,464. The company has thus improved its previous record by six percent in relation to the last goal achieved on August 11 2007 with 31,714 passengers transported on the same day.

TAP offers faster departures at Lisbon Airport

From August 11 at Lisbon Airport, Tap Executive, Tap Plus passengers or Gold and Silver Victoria Program and TAP Corporate Card members are now offered a new security control and priority x-ray handling service that will help facilitate faster access to the departure lounge.

TAP announces new handling company at Heathrow

In a joint tender process, TAP along with 5 other member-companies of the Star Alliance selected the Menzies Aviation company to provide ground-based handling services at Terminal 1 at Heathrow Airport in London. With the choice of this new handling company Alliance companies hope to improve the quality of the service they provide their customers with at London Airport as well as save over 1 million euros a year.

TAP named largest service provider in Portugal

TAP named largest service provider in Portugal

According to analysis run by the Forum Empresarial magazine published this week, TAP is currently the largest Portuguese service provider. This classification is based on its turnover and the increase in revenue observed in 2007 that has contributed decisively to TAP attaining this distinguished position. In 2006 the national airline transporter ranked in third place.

TAP and TV Globo begin partnership for in-flight content

From the start of June TAP passengers flying between Portugal and Brazil can now watch TV Globo International programming during flights. The two companies have set up a partnership that includes the series “1808 – The Court in Brazil”, a program distributed by TV Globo International to be shown between June and December.

TAP inaugurates new Premium Space at Lisbon Airport

TAP has inaugurated its new Premium Space (Premium Customer Centre), an innovative multifaceted structure where Classe Executiva (Business Class) customers or Victoria Program gold card holders and TAP Corporate card holders are now attended to in an exclusive zone within Lisbon airport.

Accor Hospitality & TAP set up global partnership

Accor Hospitality and TAP have celebrated a partnership that enables the 750 thousand TAP Victoria Program members to earn air miles each time they stay at one of more than 1500 hotels in more than one hundred different countries. This agreement includes the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel and Mercure hotel networks.

TAP voted “Best Airline Company” by Publituris

For the fifth consecutive year TAP has been awarded the prize as “Best Airline Company” by the Publituris newspaper once again receiving the majority vote of the readers of this prestigious publication.

Tap launches third weekly flight to Bissau

From July 2nd, TAP begins operating its third weekly flight between Lisbon and Bissau. This new flight will run every Wednesday adding to the flights the Company already runs on Fridays and Sundays.

TAP in-flight magazine highlights Fortaleza

In its July edition, UP – dare to dream higher – takes us to Fortaleza, the capital of the State of Ceara in Brazil. There sun-kissed and welcoming lands offer visitors 573 kilometers of coastline with paradisiacal beaches and a fascinating inland country with a wide range of landscapes ranging from the green of the Atlantic coastal forests to the golden-brown of the badlands inland.

TAP launches new in-flight cell phone service

TAP has launched its first commercial test of in-flight cell phone use. This system offered by OnAir – a company specializing in SITA and Airbus mobile communications – enables TAP passengers to make or receive voice calls, send text and e-mail messages using their own cell phones.

TAP reorganises operations for coming winter

TAP is to reorganize its operations from October by suspending the number of flights on some routes with more reduced occupancy levels as well as an integrated emergency plan designed to face increased fuel prices.

New TAP A330 aircraft begins operations

The new A330-220 aircraft in the TAP fleet delivered by Airbus took its first return commercial flight this month in company service between Lisbon and Salvador, Bahia. With a capacity of 268 passengers the new aircraft joins the fleet of eleven A330-200 currently in service at TAP.

New Star Alliance lounge at Heathrow Terminal 1

Star Alliance customers departing from Terminal 1 at London Heathrow Airport can now use the Alliance’s largest lounge. This space is available to all first and business class passengers, guest passengers and also bearers of Star Alliance Gold cards traveling with any member-company from Terminal 1 at that airport.

TAP flies to Casablanca from October

TAP is to begin flights to Morocco from October 27 2008 with the offer of six flights a week. Flights between Lisbon and Casablanca will run every day except on Sundays.