The TAP will now have daily flights between Lisbon and the United States, specifically to Boston and New York with the new Airbus A330 aircraft arriving in June. In the first case, the operation advances to 11 June and in New York, the start is scheduled for July 1.
To Miami and Newark, is expected to increase the current supply, with daily flights in the summer. in Porto, keep the twice-weekly direct flights that currently exist. With these changes, announced on Monday in New York, “TAP increased its offer to 30 weekly flights between Portugal and the US,” said in a statement the company.
With regard to the strengthening in New York, from John F. Kennedy International Airport, departing from Lisbon will be at 17h, arriving at 20h. In return, the match will be at 23:30, arriving at 11:30 the following day. Already the new flights to Boston depart from Portela Airport at 14h24, landing at 17h. The return will be at 19:45, arriving at 7:20 AM.
“TAP plans to actively promote Portugal in the US as an attractive tourist destination and your hub Lisbon as a gateway privileged in Europe among American travelers, “said the company, which will create an” incentive program “to the Americans,” encouraging them to choose Lisbon as a preferred scale on its flights to and from Europe “.
the idea is to use the stopover in Lisbon (called stop over , which is the connection time between two flights of more than 24 hours apart) for the passengers visiting the city. “This is a way for the customer perceive that makes two trips for the price of one,” considers TAP.
At the press conference on Monday, David Neeleman, one of the shareholders of the Atlantic Gateway (which holds 61% of TAP), he said that “the challenge for people who want to go to Portugal is that there are not many alternatives.” The partnership with Jetblue, company Budget which Neeleman is also a shareholder and whose terminal will be used by TAP, “is a big advantage,” he said.
At Jetblue still fit ensure passenger connections in the United States, to Los Angeles or Washigton, for example.
also on Monday, the company announced new daily flights to Casablanca and Marrakech.
tHE PUBLIC traveled at the invitation of TAP