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Portugália Airlines rebranded to Tap Express

Today, Portugália Airlines operates under TAP Portugal. Book your PGA Portugalia flights with Tap Air Portugal. Search TAP Portugal flights here

About PGA Portugalia Airlines

Portugália Airlines is a regional airline in Portugal, which was established in 1988. The airline offered a scheduled service to Algeria and Morocco in Africa and to Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom in Europe.

The airline mostly operates from Lisbon Portela Airport and it is an affiliate member of Star Alliance.

In 2016, TAP Air Portugal made an announcement regarding the rebranding of Portugália Airlines. As of March 2016, Portugália would be renamed as TAP Express as part of the group's restructuring efforts. However, it was stated that Portugália Airlines would remain an independent division within the group.

Baggage Policy

PGA Portugalia Airlines had different baggage policies for carry-on baggage and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

PGA Portugalia Airlines passengers were allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight limit of 8 kg. Carry-on baggage couldn't exceed size dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm.

Checked Baggage

PGA Portugalia Airlines passengers were allowed to bring one piece of checked baggage, weighing no more than 23kg.

Cabin Classes

PGA Portugália Airlines offered a single cabin class on its flights, Economy Class. Passengers travelling in this class would have access to standard seating and standard services provided by the airline.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

PGA Portugalia Airlines didn't offer any form of in-flight entertainment.


Find out about PGA Portugalia Airlines' check-in policy, including check-in closing and opening times.

Online Check-in

PGA Portugália Airlines could check-in for their flights through the airline's website or mobile app. Online check-in typically opened 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Airport Check-in

Passengers could check in at the airport counters usually 3 hours before the scheduled departure time. It's advised to arrive at the airport with sufficient time to complete the check-in process, drop off any checked baggage, and go through security procedures.

Frequent Flyer Programme

The frequent flyer program of TAP Air Portugal, the parent company of PGA Portugália Airlines, is called TAP Miles&Go. Passengers could earn and spend points for their flights with any of the partner airlines within the TAP Air Portugal network. TAP Miles&Go members could enjoy various benefits, such as free flights, cabin upgrades, access to airport lounges, priority services, and more.

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Hub Airport

Humberto Delgado Airport

Humberto Delgado Airport also known as Lisbon Airport (LIS) is an international airport located northeast of the city centre of Lisbon. This airport is the main international gateway to Portugal. Lisbon Airport is a hub airport for TAP Air Portugal and EuroAtlantic Airways as well as a focus city of Azores Airlines, easyJet and Ryanair.

Humberto Delgado Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe in terms of passenger volume and cargo carried. In 2022, this airport handled more than 26 million passengers.


PGA Portugalia Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft:

  • Fokker 100
  • Embraer ERJ-145

Frequently asked questions

What happened to PGA Portugália Airlines?

PGA Portugalia Airlines rebranded in 2016 to TAP Express as part of the restructuring measures of the TAP Group. TAP Air Portugal announced that the entire PGA Portugalia Airlines fleet would be replaced with new Embraer 190 and ATR 72-600 aircraft.

In 2022, it was announced that PGA Portugalia Airlines will be fully integrated into TAP Portugal as part of cost cutting and restructuring measures.

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