Portuguese airline TAP to launch seven new flights to Brazil in May

15 March 2006

Lisbon, Portugal, 15 March – Portuguese airline TAP plans to launch seven new weekly flights to Brazil as of May, increasing the total number of weekly flights to the country to 21, Portuguese financial daily Jornal de Negócios reported Tuesday.

According to the paper, the Brazilian authorities have authorized three new weekly flights between Porto and Rio de Janeiro and a further three between the city and Sao Paulo.

As well as this, TAP, which is awaiting delivery of new airplanes for use on these routes, will also add another weekly flight between Lisbon and Sao Paulo.

Tap currently has 14 flights per week to Brazil – seven to Sao Paulo and the remainder to Rio de Janeiro.

By the end of April, TAP will take delivery of three new Airbus A-330 aircraft, for use on the new flights.

One of the aircraft has already been delivered, while another is due to be delivered this month and the final airplane will be delivered next month, a TAP spokesperson said. (macauhub)