Portuguese air carrier TAP authorised to fly to China on code share scheme

7 September 2010

Shanghai, China, 7 Sept – The Portuguese civil aviation authorities have granted Portuguese airline TAP a license to operate three routes to China, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism said in Shanghai Monday.

Bernardo Trindade said that the three routes – Lisbon/Beijing/Lisbon, Porto/Beijing/Porto and Lisbon/Shanghai/Lisbon – would be carried out via a code share scheme with a Chinese airline.

The respective licenses were granted to TAP-Air Portugal on 31 August, and it is now China’s responsibility to name the Chinese partner for the Portuguese airline.

On Monday Trindade launched a tourism promotion campaign in China, the second of its kind in around two years, which will run until next Tuesday in Shanghai. (macauhub)