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General information


TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal is the antional airline of Portugal.

It serves destinations across Africa, Europe, the Americas.

TAP was founded in 1945, flying initially between Lisbon and Madrid, eventually growing to become a major European airline.

Today, TAP is part of the Star Alliance, along with Lufthansa, LOT - Polish Airlines, Air New Zealand, Thai Airways and others.

Perhaps mainly due to the southwestern location of Portugal on the European continent, TAP isn't among the biggest players on the heart of the European market. Its routes are peripherical rather, it only connects Portugal to important European cities and serves routes important to the Portuguese (like flying to Brazil, for instance).


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 

TAP Portugal


"Fly Higher", "Voa Mais Alto"

IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



Lisbon, Portugal


Star Alliance



Lisbon Portela Airport - Lisbon, Portugal

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Porto Francisco de Sá Carneiro - Porto, Portugal

Faro Airport - Faro, Portugal

Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:


Aircraft types used:

Airbus A310, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350

Beechcraft 1900 D

Embraer ERJ-145

Fokker 50

Accidents & incidents:



Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:


Other important issues:

- Airbus A350s have been ordered and will enter into service starting from 2013

- since 2007 TAP's fleet and number of destinations has grown with close to 30 %




As presented above, TAP serves destinations across Europe, Africa and the Americas. Included are the nearby islands, such as the Azores, São Tomé, Cape Verde, etc.

Among the farthest destinations served are Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Caracas.




In the 1970s TAP Portugal had Boeing 747s in its fleet, but later gave them up due to lack of demand (there weren't enough passengers on these large airplanes) and also because the aircraft have gotten old.

Newly ordered Airbus A350s will enter the fleet in 2013.


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