TAP Portugal Introduces New Service from New York’s JFK and Boston's Logan with Exciting Stopover Program

NEW YORK, May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. travelers to Europe can now include a free visit to Portugal to their travel plans with new daily nonstop service from both New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Boston’s Logan International airports.

TAP Portugal serves 45 European destinations from the US, via Lisbon, at fares starting from just $799. Travelers can stay up to three nights on their stopover in Lisbon and even add a free domestic flight to Porto also.

The new daily flights from Boston start on June 11 while the new JFK daily flights commence on July 1. Both will be operated with new Airbus A330 aircraft. TAP also serves Lisbon from Miami and from Newark which also become daily service this summer. Additionally, TAP serves Oporto twice weekly from Newark. The Stopover program is available on all flights and all routes.

“People always tell me that they want to visit Portugal,” said David Neeleman, TAP’s Chief Executive Officer. “With TAP’s Stopover program, we’re making that visit much easier – and it’s free! Lisbon and Porto are the natural gateways to Europe and are a wonderful way to break up your travel.”

The 45 European destinations from the US which include the stopover in Lisbon and/or Porto include: Portugal’s own Faro, Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Porto Santo, and Terceira; France’s Bordeaux , Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Toulouse; Germany’s Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich; Italy’s Bologna, Milan, Rome, and Venice; Spain’s A Coruña, Astúrias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, and Vigo; the United Kingdom’s London and Manchester; and Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Geneva, Switzerland; Helsinki, Finland; City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Moscow, Russia; Oslo, Norway; Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden; Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; and Zurich, Switzerland.

About TAP Portugal

TAP is Portugal’s leading airline, and member of Star Alliance, the global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach, since 2005. In operation since 1945, TAP celebrated 70 years on March 14, 2015, and has completed its privatization process in 2015, with the Atlantic Gateway Group now as new private shareholders of its share capital. TAP hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North, Central and South America, where TAP stands out as the international leading carrier in operation to Brazil. During the current IATA Summer period, the company’s network will comprise 76 destinations in 29 countries worldwide. TAP currently operates about 2,500 weekly flights in average on a modern fleet of 61 Airbus aircraft and 17 aircraft operating in TAP Express livery, TAP regional branded product, adding up to a 78 aircraft fleet. As of June 2016, the company will take delivery of two additional A330s, thus increasing its fleet to 80 aircraft in the whole. Within the vast restructure program currently going across the company as the outcome of its privatization process, TAP has announced its Network restructure, its medium and long haul fleet renewal program as of 2017 and the retrofit of the fleet currently in operation as well as the launch of the new branded product TAP Express, which replaces PGA and operates a new fleet of 8 ATR 72 and 9 Embraer 190. In the pursuit of its customer focused policy, TAP continuously invests to deliver safe, reliable and upgraded products & services, tailored to meet customers’ expectations. Retaining the Portuguese character of the Company’s brand and quality service as the basic concept has been the main driver of TAP strategy in most recent years. Recognized and awarded as the Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa as well as Europe’s Leading Airline to South America by the World Travel Awards in 2015 and 2014, the company was also awarded as the WTA World’s Leading Airline to Africa in 2011 and 2012 and the WTA World’s Leading Airline to South America in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Voted Best Airline in Europe in 2011, 2012, 2013 and again in 2015 by the Global Traveler, USA, the company was also honored by UNESCO and by the International Union of Geological Sciences with the IYPE “Planet Earth Award 2010”, in the category of “Most Innovative Sustainable Product”. TAP was also voted Best Airline by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine in 2010, Best Portuguese Tourism Company by the specialized magazine Marketeer, in 2011 and also the airline with Best Reputation by the Reputation Institute in 2014, while its Inflight Magazine UP was voted Best European Inflight Magazine by the WTA awards in 2015 .

For further information, please go to www.flytap.com

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Source: TAP Portugal