[TP] TAP new routes and changes

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2017-02-08:
Added future service to ALG, STR, LPA, OTP, BUD, CGN
Added future service to ABJ and YYZ

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Old Jun 20, 18, 6:38 pm
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Great news, and isn't SATA / Air Açores starting (or recently started) a flight to OAK (or is it SJC) from Ponta Delgada (or is it Terceira)? LOL anyway from somewhere in the Azores to somewhere in the SF Bay Area although I think it may only be once per week.
They've had the route to OAK for ages.
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Old Jun 20, 18, 6:40 pm
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The startup scene is huge in LIS, but all the big players have been cautious in opening R&D centers as tax advantages are not as big as in Ireland, the Netherlands or Switzerland, the workforce can't be easily dismissed, plus the crazy PT bureaucracy make things much less attractive than those other countries.
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Old Sep 11, 18, 5:24 am
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per airlineroute TP to re-launch BSL,DUB,TLV. First 2 double daily (that's a lot of capacity, especially DUB)

It will compete vs El Al on TLV route, vs EasyJet on BSL, vs Aer Lingus and Ryanair on DUB.

TAP Air Portugal on Monday (10SEP18) opened reservation for 3 destinations in summer 2019, previously served by the airline and PGA Portugalia. Planned routing as follows.

Lisbon – Basel/Mulhouse eff 31MAR19 2 daily A319 (Basel/Mulhouse previously served from October 1989 until October 1992 and Portugalia from June 1998 to March 2006)
TP954 LIS0640 – 1020BSL 319 D
TP956 LIS1550 – 1930BSL 319 D

TP953 BSL1105 – 1300LIS 319 D
TP957 BSL2015 – 2210LIS 319 D

Lisbon – Dublin eff 31MAR19 2 daily A319 (Dublin previously served from June 1988 to October 2000 and Portugalia from March 2003 to May 2006)
TP317 LIS0705 – 0950DUB 319 D
TP319 LIS1400 – 1645DUB 319 D

TP316 DUB1035 – 1315LIS 319 D
TP318 DUB1730 – 2010LIS 319 D

Lisbon – Tel Aviv eff 31MAR19 1 daily A321 (Previously served from October 1993 to April 1997)
TP1603 LIS1420 – 2130TLV 321 D
TP1604 TLV0505 – 0900LIS 321 D
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Old Sep 11, 18, 9:14 am
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Also in the news the recently appointed CEO announced the new routes for 2019. Besides the above three they should be [PT only]
As of June
Tenerife, Naples, Montreal, Chicago, Washington e San Francisco
As of July
Conakry
Brussels (from Porto)
As of September:
Banjul
Lyon e Munich (from Porto)

No date specified, but OPO-EWR will be daily
He mentions he would like to have OPO get more connecting traffic

Also in the article the CEO acknowledges on time performance is a shame. And he mentions the on time performance (best in BR according to him) as a badge of honor
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Old Sep 14, 18, 3:54 pm
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In lieu of starting an entirely new thread...can someone tell me if TAP ever releases two (I) award seats?
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Old Sep 14, 18, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by GBM.flights View Post
Also in the news the recently appointed CEO announced the new routes for 2019. Besides the above three they should be [[url=https://www.dinheirovivo.pt/empresas/tap-vai-lancar-15-novas-rotas-e-fazer-milhares-de-contratacoes/]PT only]
As of June
Tenerife, Naples, Montreal, Chicago, Washington e San Francisco
As of July
Conakry
Brussels (from Porto)
As of September:
Banjul
Lyon e Munich (from Porto)

No date specified, but OPO-EWR will be daily
He mentions he would like to have OPO get more connecting traffic

Also in the article the CEO acknowledges on time performance is a shame. And he mentions the on time performance (best in BR according to him) as a badge of honor
Banjul would be useful before September

Not sue I'd want to fly them to SFO when there are more attractive options from BCN.
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Old Sep 15, 18, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by mrstraveler View Post
In lieu of starting an entirely new thread...can someone tell me if TAP ever releases two (I) award seats?
It depends on the route I guess, but I got two business seats on AMS-LIS-PDL without problems about 4 months out.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by mrstraveler View Post
In lieu of starting an entirely new thread...can someone tell me if TAP ever releases two (I) award seats?
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It depends on the route I guess, but I got two business seats on AMS-LIS-PDL without problems about 4 months out.

Thanks I actually found two seats leaving out of EWR...could not find any availability whatsoever leaving out of JFK. The Azores huh...does your AMS-LIS-PDL route include stopovers?
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Old Sep 18, 18, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by mrstraveler View Post
does your AMS-LIS-PDL route include stopovers?
That really depends on the rules of your FFP of choice. I was trying to get to PDL as quickly as possible so I didn't even try to book a stopover.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by malmostoso View Post
That really depends on the rules of your FFP of choice. I was trying to get to PDL as quickly as possible so I didn't even try to book a stopover.

FFP...I booked using Lifemiles. According to THIS article TAP recently starting allowing stopovers up to five days. Not sure if this applies to award travel, but I would want to spend at least a week in Portugal in anyway.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by mrstraveler View Post
FFP...I booked using Lifemiles. According to THIS article TAP recently starting allowing stopovers up to five days. Not sure if this applies to award travel, but I would want to spend at least a week in Portugal in anyway.
It only applies to revenue, not award, travel. You can always do a cheap Ryanair flight LIS-PDL or vice-versa.

Also remember that SATA has free connecting flights within the azores.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 12:03 pm
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TP announced IAD and ORD
TAP Air Portugal aims to double operations in North America in the next years and is expanding again, adding two new routes to the United States in 2019 with nonstop service from Lisbon, to Washington, DC and Chicago. The 73-year-old national carrier has been breaking records in the last few years, boarding more than 14 million customers in 2017 and being named one of 2018’s 10 fastest growing carriers.

TAP will commence five round-trip flights per week between Chicago O’Hare and Lisbon on June 1, 2019, and then add five weekly round-trips between Washington-Dulles and Lisbon on June 16.

Flights will depart Chicago at 6:05PM, arriving in Lisbon at 7:50AM (next day). Returning flights leave Lisbon at 1:05PM, arriving at O’Hare at 4:05PM. From Washington, flights will depart at 10:40PM, arriving in Lisbon at 10:50AM (next day). Returning flights leave Lisbon at 4:30PM, arriving at Dulles at 7:40PM.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 6:38 pm
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TP announced IAD and ORD
Happy to hear about ORD!
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Old Dec 1, 18, 6:18 pm
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IAD-LIS route will begin the service in June.

The airline will operate five round-trip flights per week between Dulles and Lisbon, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Dulles flights will depart at 10:40 p.m. each day.

TAP will operate the route on the new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, with 21 planned for delivery to the airline over the next two years.
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Originally Posted by MileageAddict View Post
IAD-LIS route will begin the service in June.

The airline will operate five round-trip flights per week between Dulles and Lisbon, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Dulles flights will depart at 10:40 p.m. each day.

TAP will operate the route on the new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, with 21 planned for delivery to the airline over the next two years.
Do you have a source for the Aircraft type? I see it as A332 when trying to simulate a booking (which is logical for a new route as the A332 has less seats than the A339).
I wouldn't even be surprised it it ends up being an A321LR
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