TAP have announced Lisbon to Toronto, their expansion focus is presently North America, this is what has been planned by the new Atlantic Gateway group, headed by Azul and JetBlue owner David Neeleman.
Many years ago when I was a travel agent if you wanted a cheaper fare to South Africa, TAP was one of the best options from the UK, it would have been on their Tristars then. Another route was via Luxembourg. TAP have been adding to their African network of late.
Another new development by TAP is Lisbon to Beijing which is a code share with Capital Airlines, it gets in in July.
From 25 March TAP will start Porto to London City, 5 times per week. They will also add Porto to Milan, Barcelona and Ponta Delagada.
From June they will add four extra flights from Lisbon to Sao Paulo, plus one extra to Brasila, Belo Horizonte and Toronto.
TAP also plan to start flights next year between Lisbon and Nouachott, capital of Mauritania, which is awaiting approval.
TAP Air Portugal and Spanish carrier Volotea are entering into an agreement which will allow TAP to have their "TP" code on Voloteas services from Spain and France to Faro.
TAP Air Portugal and Spain-based LCC Volotea may expand their partnership after agreeing to a codeshare arrangement to strengthen services between three European nations.
It is the first codeshare that Volotea, which specializes in connecting secondary and tertiary European cities, has entered into.
The agreement has come into force in the past few days and allows both airlines to cooperate through Volotea’s direct flights to the southern Portuguese leisure destination of Faro from France and Italy. Faro has become a year-round destination, largely because of the proliferation of golf courses in its locality.
The codeshare will allow TAP to place its TP code on all Volotea-operated routes from Faro to
Nantes, Bordeaux and Marseille (France), as well as to Verona (Italy)
“This first codeshare agreement in Volotea’s history … will clearly benefit consumers to connect important French and Italian cities with the dynamic Portuguese market,” Volotea’s founder and CEO Carlos Muñoz said. “Furthermore, it will allow Volotea to grow into a larger geography and longer seasonality and in partnership with TAP Portugal, one of Europe’s strongest airlines.
“This new codeshare aims to provide TAP customers with more service options enhancing flight connectivity possibilities from Portugal to France and Italy,” TAP Air Portugal CEO Antonoaldo Neves said.
Under the agreement, Volotea expects to enhance its distribution in Portugal.
As part of its continuing expansion, Volotea has also opened two new direct routes to Madeira, a Portuguese island territory in the Atlantic, from Marseille and Bordeaux.
TAP has signed a code share agreement with Air Baltic.
airBaltic signs codeshare deal with TAP Portugal
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airBaltic and TAP Air Portugal have signed a codeshare agreement.
This partnership will enable airBaltic passengers more options to travel within the network of TAP, including Brazil, Portugal and Africa.
In turn this agreement will offer TAP Air Portugal passengers better connectivity to the Baltics, Scandinavia and eastern Europe.
Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic: “We are delighted to start codeshare flights with TAP Air Portugal, which is among the largest airlines in Europe.
“TAP Air Portugal is already our 21st codeshare partner, thus we are further extending impressive portfolio of partner airlines that ensures smooth and seamless travel for airBaltic customers around the world.
“airBaltic will sell flights between Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn and TAP Air Portugal domestic network via Lisbon, as well to Lisbon via common gateways, better connecting Baltics to the world.”
TAP will place its flight code TP on direct flights between Riga and Lisbon operated by airBaltic as well as via common gateways between TAP Air Portugal network and Riga.
“Our newest partnership with airBaltic will allow TAP Air Portugal customers to take advantage of new direct flights to Latvia and connecting services to the Baltic countries, thereby adding convenience and travel options to northern Europe, in complementarity with TAP direct services to Scandinavia and Finland,” stated Antonoaldo Neves, chief Executive of TAP.