NEW YORK — TAP Air Portugal has set its sights on operating 879 flights per week, including those from Toronto and Montreal, by August.
The Portuguese airline has announced that 51 flights per week will operate from North America, with service to Lisbon from Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Newark, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
It is also adding eight new routes to Europe and Africa this summer, including: Fuerteventura, Ibiza and Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Zabreg, Croatia; Djerba and Monastir, Tunisia; and Oujda and Agadir, Morocco.
In total, TAP will operate 555 flights each week to Europe in August as well as 83 flights each week to Africa. These will include six flights each week to Luanda, three to Maputo three to Bissau, four to São Tomé, 10 to Praia, three to Sal and seven to São Vicente.
Come August, the airline will add even more flights throughout Portugal with 126 weekly flights on eight domestic routes.
Over the coming months, it will increase its service to Madeira, operating five daily flights from Lisbon to Funchal by August, as well as two daily flights between Porto and Funchal. Service will also restart to Porto Santo with five flights per week from June.
By August, TAP will operate 22 weekly flights to the Azores, including 12 flights per week from Lisbon and three per week from Porto to Ponta Delgada. There will be one flight each day on the Lisbon-Terceira route.
Between Lisbon and Porto, TAP will operate four flights per day. In August, it will operate three flights per day between Lisbon and Faro.
Tickets purchased by May 31 for travel by Dec. 31, 2021 can be changed free of charge. For more information on how to change bookings, click here.
To provide added convenience to passengers, TAP, in partnership with UCS, the Group’s Health Care Unit, is now offering COVID-19 testing service at Lisbon airport at a discounted rate. Depending on the destination, UCS performs a rapid antigen test for 21 euros, a PCR test for 85 euros, and a PCR test plus rapid antigen test for 106 euros. TAP customers also benefit from priority access to this service.
Test results are sent directly to passengers via email within 30 minutes of a rapid antigen test, and between 6-8 hours of a PCR test.
For now, this service is available in the UCS building, located at the Rua B building 8 next to Lisbon Airport. From April 19, UCS services will also be available at the departures area of the airport.
The testing service can be scheduled directly on the UCS website here.