Brazil: Portugal’s national airline to launch flight from Porto to Salvador, Brazil

24 January 2008

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 Jan – Portuguese state airline TAP has said it plans to launch a flight linking the northern Portuguese city of Porto and the north-eastern Brazilian city of Salvador, on 31 March.

Salvador, which has daily flights to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, will have a weekly flight to Porto on a Monday and the return flight is scheduled to take place every Thursday.

Passengers disembarking in Porto who wish to travel on to Galicia will get free transport to the cities of Tuy, Porrino, Vigo, Pontevedra, Caldas de Reys, Santiago de Compostela, Ribavadia and Orense.

Since July 2007, TAP has been the only international carrier with a direct link between the Central-Western region of Brazil and Europe, via its Brasilia-Lisbon route.

On 11 February 2008, TAP is due to launch five flights per week between Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais state in southeast Brazil, and Lisbon.

On 12 February, TAP will increase its Brasilia route with a further weekly flight, thus increasing its links to Brazil to 66 per week.

Last year the airline transported over 1 million passengers on its Brazilian routes. (macauhub)