TAP Portugal Announces New Low Fares to Europe for Fall and Winter which include a Complimentary Stopover in Lisbon or Porto (or Both)

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TAP Portugal’s Stopover program allows U.S travelers to Europe to include a visit to Portugal on the way for no additional airfare.  TAP serves 45 European destinations from the US, via Lisbon, at fares starting from just $499 roundtrip.

Travelers can stay up to three nights on their stopover in Lisbon and even add a free domestic flight to Porto also.

TAP serves Lisbon with daily flights from New York’s JFK, Newark, Boston and Miami, as well as nonstop to Porto twice weekly from Newark.  The Stopover program is available on all flights and all routes.

“People always tell me that they want to visit Portugal,” said David Neeleman, partner in Atlantic Gateway, shareholders in TAP. “With TAP’s Stopover program, we’re making that visit much easier – and free!  Lisbon and Porto are the natural gateways to Europe and are a wonderful way to break up your travel.”

TAP has several airfare sales on currently which all include up to three days stopover in Lisbon and/or Porto at no extra cost.

For travel between November 1 and December 14, travelers may couple a visit to Portugal with their trip to Paris or London, from $499 or $508 roundtrip, respectively.  This fare is for sale through September 30.

Travel to Spain between November 1 to December 14 and between January 8 and April 6, can include Lisbon and Porto on the way, from $640 roundtrip.  TAP serves nine cities in Spain:  A Coruña, Astúrias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, and Vigo.   TAP’s other European destinations are on sale with the Stopover also from just $680 roundtrip.  These fares must be purchased by November 30.

For Christmas holiday travel, travelers may purchase airfare to one of TAP’s European destinations and see Lisbon and Porto on the way, starting from $693 roundtrip.  Fares must be purchased by October 17, for travel between December 15 through April 16, 2017.

The Stopover booking option is available on the flight search mode in the www.flytap.com site and TAP also has launched an innovative app, available from the Apple Store or Google Play, providing Stopover passengers with a virtual ID card to be presented to the different partners in order to get benefits.

The app is also a tool to provide customer assistance, operating as a travel guide and allowing customers to share their experiences on social networks, encouraging their friends and family to visit Portugal.  In addition to great fares, TAP’s Stopover program includes hotel discounts and other added benefits such as free wine.

TAP has established a network with over 150 partners, who will ensure exclusive prices for Stopover customers in hotels, a free bottle of Portuguese wine in restaurants and free experiences, such as tuk-tuk rides, visits to museums, dolphin watching in the River Sado and food tastings.  

The 45 European destinations from the US which include the stopover in Lisbon and/or Porto include:  Portugal’s own Faro, Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Porto Santo, and Terceira; France’s Bordeaux , Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Toulouse; Germany’s Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich; Italy’s Bologna, Milan, Rome, and Venice; Spain’s A Coruña, Astúrias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, and Vigo; the United Kingdom’s London and Manchester; and Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Geneva, Switzerland; Helsinki, Finland; City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Moscow, Russia; Oslo, Norway; Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden; Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; and Zurich, Switzerland.

About TAP Portugal

TAP is Portugal’s leading airline, and member of Star Alliance, the global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach, since 2005. In operation since 1945, TAP celebrated 70 years on March 14, 2015, and completed its privatization process in 2015, with the Atlantic Gateway Group now as new private shareholders of its share capital. TAP hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North, Central and South America, where TAP stands out as the international leading carrier in operation to Brazil. During the current IATA Summer period, the company’s network will comprise 76 destinations in 29 countries worldwide. TAP currently operates about 2,500 weekly flights in average on a modern fleet of 61 Airbus aircraft and 17 aircraft operating in TAP Express livery, TAP regional branded product, adding up to a 78 aircraft fleet. As of  June 2016, the company took delivery of two additional A330s, thus increasing its fleet to 80 aircraft in the whole. Within the vast restructure program currently going across the company as the outcome of its privatization process, TAP has announced its Network restructure, its medium and long haul fleet renewal program as of 2017 and the retrofit of the fleet currently in operation as well as the launch of the new branded product TAP Express, which replaces PGA and operates a new fleet of 8 ATR 72 and 9 Embraer 190. In the pursuit of its customer focused policy, TAP continuously invests to deliver safe, reliable and upgraded products & services, tailored to meet customers’ expectations. Retaining the Portuguese character of the Company’s brand and quality service as the basic concept has been the main driver of TAP strategy in most recent years. Recognized and awarded as the Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa as well as Europe’s Leading Airline to South America by the World Travel Awards in 2015 and 2014, the company was also awarded as the WTA World’s Leading Airline to Africa in 2011 and 2012 and the WTA World’s Leading Airline to South America in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Voted Best Airline in Europe in 2011, 2012, 2013 and again in 2015 by the Global Traveler, USA, the company was also honored by UNESCO and by the International Union of Geological Sciences with the IYPE “Planet Earth Award 2010”, in the category of “Most Innovative Sustainable Product”. TAP was also voted Best Airline by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine in 2010, Best Portuguese Tourism Company by the specialized magazine Marketeer, in 2011 and also the airline with Best Reputation by the Reputation Institute in 2014, while its Inflight Magazine UP was voted Best European Inflight Magazine by the WTA awards in 2015 .

For further informationplease go to www.flytap.com.

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