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TAP begins direct flights from Madeira to Madrid

With the IATA Summer period now approaching TAP is consolidating its investments for the coming months as already announced in January in the BTL. The aim is to improve the service offered to customers implemented in connections to Madeira by means of an increased number of flights and the creation of a new direct destination.

TAP at Heathrow Terminal 1 from November

Within the context of the Star Alliance project “Move under one Roof”, TAP should begin operating as of November from Terminal 1 at Heathrow Airport in London. Implementation of this project which aims to offer alliance passengers greater ease and more commodity through the use of common spaces at leading airports will take place in a series of phases. The first begins in April and conclusion is scheduled for 2012.

TAP receives positive response to Belo Horizonte route

On February 15 TAP surpassed 20 thousand bookings on flights between Lisbon and Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, confirming strong positive market response to the air transport company’s latest investment.

TAP awarded by Geneva Airport

TAP has been awarded by Geneva International Airport in Switzerland for the second consecutive year for having registered annual growth of more than five percent in the total number of passengers it transported at the airport in 2007.

TAP makes inaugural flight to Belo Horizonte

The first TAP flight between Lisbon and Belo Horizonte was held this Monday, February 11 departing at 10am and arriving in the capital of the State of Minas Gerais at 5:30pm.

Tele check-in now launches at Lisbon Airport

The new Tele Check-in and In-Flight Reading desk is already operational at Terminal 2 in Lisbon Airport. From January 18, all TAP passengers departing from Terminal 2 and travelling luggage-free and destined for any airport within national territory – Faro, Porto, Madeira and the Azores – can check-in via telephone and pick up their boarding-card at this new desk installed in the new terminal building at Lisbon International Airport.

Star Alliance launches online fare calculator

Customers who organize their trips using the array of Star Alliance ticket-tariff products now have a new online tool to facilitate their travel plans. The Circle Fare and Airpass Calculator, available via the Star Alliance website at enables customers to program their preferred flights in a more convenient way, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Smoking banned in Portugal Airports

With the entry into force of Portugal’s Law 37/2007, from January 1 smoking is now banned in all closed spaces with the exception of those set aside in the law itself.

TAP reaches 1 millionth passenger on flights to Brazil

On December 24 TAP hit another historic number on its flights to Brazil by transporting 1 million passengers for the first time during the same year. In this case, Mario Sergio Limberte who traveled with his wife Dirce Limberte from Sao Paulo to Lisbon, before flying onto Barcelona and then to Porto where they will spend a week before returning to Brazil.

TAP offers 208 extra flights to Madeira and the Azores

TAP is to increase its operations to Madeira and The Azores throughout the Christmas and New Year period by offering its passengers 208 extra flights between December 15 2007 and January 6 2008.

TAP & Ukraine increase code-share operations

TAP Portugal and Ukraine International have increased their mutual cooperation by extending code-share use in force since 2002 on flights between Kiev and Lisbon to new destinations. Customers are therefore now offered from November 27 more flights between Portugal and the Ukraine as well as access to a wider range of destinations in each of the two countries.

TAP extends Lisbon to Frankfurt service

TAP and the Japanese company All Nippon Airways (ANA), its Star Alliance partner, are extending their already existing cooperation within the sphere of their Star Alliance partnership with the start of code-share operations on flights between Lisbon and Frankfurt, one of the European gateways of ANA, from December 16 of this year.

Three Addax fly by TAP to Johannesburg

Three female Addax – a mammal of the Bovidae family – on loan from the Lisbon Zoological Garden to Pretoria Zoo in South Africa, arrived on November 15 on flight TP283, destination Johannesburg. The Addax is a species threatened with extinction as its natural habitat has practically wiped out.

TAP wins World Travel Market Award

TAP was awarded a World Travel Market Award today in the United Kingdom in recognition of the strong contribution the company has made to the tourism industry in Portugal.

TAP increases flights to Brasilia

Flights to Brasilia, started by TAP recently in July, are to be increased from five to six times a week from this coming February 12. This decision by the Company is the result of the enormous demand this destination has registered primarily from international markets.