TAP Portugal News Stories

TAP Portugal Adds Two Routes In US Expansion

November 30, 2018

TAP Air Portugal aims to double its North American operations over the next few years, and as part of those plans it is adding two new US destinations, Chicago and Washington, DC from summer 2019.


Airbus Delivers First A330neo To TAP

November 26, 2018

Airbus has handed over the first A330neo to launch operator TAP Portugal, after delivery problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines powering the updated jet delayed its introduction.


First TAP A330neo Completes Maiden Flight

May 15, 2018

The first Airbus A330neo destined for launch customer TAP Air Portugal completed its maiden flight on Tuesday.


BOC Aviation Orders Six Airbus Neos

May 25, 2017

BOC Aviation has placed an order for six Airbus aircraft, in a deal worth over a billion US dollars at current list prices.


TAP Portugal Recovery Continues

October 17, 2016

Passenger numbers at TAP rose 4.7 percent in September as new US routes boosted the Portuguese flag carrier.



TAP Portugal Launch Operator For Airbus A330neo

April 6, 2016

TAP Portugal will be the first airline to fly the Airbus A330neo, the latest version of the plane maker's current generation of wide-body jets.


Portugal, Investors To Share Control Of TAP

February 8, 2016

The new Portuguese government and a private consortium that bought a 61 percent stake in flag carrier TAP last year have agreed in principle to give the state a larger stake and share control of the airline, leaving it under private management.


Passengers Evacuated After Bomb Threat On TAP Flight

February 2, 2016

A bomb threat on a plane preparing to leave Faro airport in Portugal's southern region of Algarve for Lisbon forced the evacuation of 38 passengers early on Tuesday, a spokesman for TAP said.


TAP To Replace Regional Fleet

January 14, 2016

The owners of Portugal's flag carrier TAP will lease 17 new aircraft worth a total EUR€400 million (USD$434 million), to replace its regional fleet after placing orders for 53 new Airbus jets worth USD$8.6 billion.


TAP Portugal Orders 53 Airbus Aircraft

November 13, 2015

TAP Portugal has signed a firm order for 53 Airbus wide-body and single-aisle aircraft, worth USD$8.6 billion at list prices.