TAP–Air Portugal to begin flying to Brasilia in July

17 April 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17 April – Portuguese air carrier TAP-Air Portugal plans to be the first foreign airline to carry out direct flights to Brasilia when it launches a flight from Lisbon on July 19, which will be the first of five weekly flights to the Brazilian capital.

Except for Wednesdays and Fridays, Tap will operate daily flights from Brasilia leaving at 5.55 pm and arriving in Lisbon at 6.50 am local time and, in the opposite direction, flights will leave the Portuguese capital at 10.50 am and arrive in Brasilia at 4.25 pm.

The company also said that it had been granted authorization from air regulator, ANAC, to increase the frequency of other routes.

Also from July 19, the Portuguese air carrier will have a further five flights per week to Rio de Janeiro and another three from Sao Paulo to Lisbon.

“With the new flights, TAP will operate a total of 60 flights per week between Brazil and Portugal, boosting its leadership in transporting passengers and cargo between Europe and Brazil,” the company said in a statement. (macauhub)