Fly with TAP Portugal Airlines
Nothing embodies the spirit of Portuguese culture and tradition quite like national airline TAP Portugal. Welcoming passengers onboard with arms wide open since 1945, TAP Airlines’ route network spans 80 destinations in 36 countries around the world. The airline operates more than 2000 flights a week with a modern fleet of 71 aircrafts including 55 Airbus aircraft.
Kicking off operations in 1945 with the name Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, the airline soon found out that their name (although very romantic) was difficult for foreign passengers to pronounce and so it was shortened to TAP Air Portugal, and eventually the powers that be settled on TAP Portugal.
Operating from its hub at Lisbon’s Portela Airport (code LIS), TAP Portugal enjoys a key location in what is often described as the crossroads between the African continent, Europe and South America.
You can get direct TAP flights to Lisbon from the following destinations in Africa:
A recently expanded codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partner South African Airways means you can benefit from new connecting codeshare services beyond Lisbon to other Portuguese destinations within the TAP domestic network, including Porto, Faro and Funchal (Madeira); while TAP Portugal customers benefit from connecting flights beyond Johannesburg to other South African cities in the SAA domestic network, such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.
Did you know? You can book domestic flights in Europe on TAP Portugal with Travelstart South Africa. Use the booking engine on this page to browse TAP flights in Europe and compare TAP prices with other airlines.
|Alliance||Star Alliance member since March 2005|
|Hub Airport||Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)|
|Cargo Division||TAP Cargo|
|Frequent Flyer Programme||TAP Victoria|
|Subsidiaries||Portugália & PGA Express|
Keen golfers will be pleased to hear that TAP is a “Golf-Friendly” airline offering passengers an affordable solution for golf club transport. For flights within Europe, golf equipment weighing 17kg or less is charged at €20 per unit while equipment weighing more than 17kg is charged at €35 per unit, where 1 unit is defined as 1 golf bag containing one set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, and 1 pair of golf shoes.
When it comes to inflight food TAP impresses in true Portuguese tradition. And if it’s the usual ‘chicken or beef’ that delights your taste buds then don’t expect the norm from TAP. With inflight dishes that include Parma Ham Salad Shepherd’s Pie with Foie Gras, TAP have ensured you’ll never be disappointed when you settle into a meal at 36 000 feet… and that’s just in Economy Class!
After joining the Star Alliance in 2005, TAP Portugal is able to offer passengers extended reach and improved passenger services.
TAP stands out today as one of the leading airlines offering scheduled passenger services from Europe to Brazil and from Europe to Africa. Book TAP Portugal Airlines on Travelstart South Africa and save on domestic flights in Europe.
The information on this page is correct as of September 2014. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.co.za takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.