TAP Air Portugal, or simply TAP Portugal, is the flag carrier of Portugal headquartered at Lisbon Portela Airport. The airline was founded in 1945 and commenced flying operations a year later in 1946 as Transportes Aéreos Portugueses. Now the airline operates 2,000 flights a week to 88 destinations in 38 countries across the world. The airline also has a subsidiary airline operating short-haul European and North African services under the TAP Express brand.
TAP has codeshare agreements with several carriers including Aegean Airlines, airBaltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Cabo Verde Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Avianca, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International and United Airlines.
TAP Portugal is the European airline that flies to the most destinations in Brazil; as well as Brazil, the countries with the most destinations served by the carrier include cities in Spain, France and Germany.
To learn more about TAP Air Portugal's domestic routes please visit our Domestic Flights in Portugal page.
The airline announced that it will be launching many more new routes from June 2019, including flying from Lisbon to Tel Aviv, in Israel, to Dublin, in Ireland, and to Basel, in Switzerland. There will also be three new routes in the United States: Washington, Chicago and San Francisco, a new route in Spain, with Tenerife and a new route in Italy, with Naples. From July 2019 there will be a connection from Porto to Brussels, while from September there will be direct flights from Porto to Lyon and Munich.
When flying with TAP Portugal, you'll need to follow the airline's baggage allowance rules which differ for both carry-on and checked baggage. Keep reading for more information.
Hand luggage for TAP Air Portugal flights must be a maximum size of 115cm when combining the dimensions.
When flying in Economy Class, passengers are permitted 1 carry-on bag, weighing 8kg. In addition, Economy Class passengers are allowed one personal item each, weighing a maximum of 2kg.
When flying in Executive Class, passengers are permitted 2 pieces of carry-on luggage, each having a maximum weight of 8kg. In addition, Executive Class passengers are allowed a personal item each, weighing a maximum of 2kg.
Exceptions to these rules include the following:
Passengers checked baggage allowance is dependent on the route flying and fare purchased.
For the Top Executive Fare:
For the Executive Fare:
For the Plus Fare:
For Classic Fares:
For Basic Fares:
Online and airport check-in are available with TAP Portugal flights.
TAP Air Portugal passengers can check in online for their flights. This service is available 36 hours prior to departure, and can be completed through the TAP Air Portugal website.
Passengers who have not checked in online must check in at the airport by visiting the self-service check-in kiosk or visiting the TAP Air Portugal check-in desk. The opening and closing time of airport check-in time vary depending on the departure airport. Visit this link to look up your departure airport to see your check-in cut-off times.
TAP Portugal has two cabin classes to choose from - Economy and Business.
Economy Class is one of two choices of cabin class that the airline offers. There are a few different fares that passengers can purchase in Economy. These fares will allow added extras such as extra baggage allowance, free cancellations and the ability to pre-select seats. However, no matter which fare chosen, the in-flight experience in Economy remains the same.
The airline has both in-flight entertainment and in-flight WiFi to keep passengers entertained during the flight. The airline also offers a full in-flight menu of hot and cold drinks and food that are inspired by Portuguese cuisine. If a passenger needs anything during the flight, the airline's friendly and well-trained cabin crew will be happy to help.
Seats are set out in a 1 x 3, 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 formation on shorter flights and in a 3 x 3 or 2 x 4 x 2 formation on longer flights. All seats are comfortable and give plenty of room.
TAP Portugal's Business Class, also known as 'Executive Class' is the airline's most premium cabin class. It offers greater comfort, more amenities and a higher standard of service in comparison to Economy Class.
Passengers can enjoy a bespoke service, expertly delivered by the airline's well-trained cabin crew.
Passengers can indulge in an in-flight gourmet dining experience, with a carefully selected menu which is inspired by Portuguese cuisine. In addition, the food menu, the airline also has an extensive wine list which features some of the finest wines from Portugal.
On longer flights, passengers can watch a range of TV shows, films and engage on other types of entertainment through the airline's in-flight entertainment system.
Each passenger is given a special Business Class amenity kit and — on certain flights — a duvet.
On shorter flights, Business Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation. On longer flights, Business Class seats are set out in either a 2 x 2 x 2 formation or a 1 x 2 x 1/ 1 x 2 x 2 formation. All Business Class seats are reclinable and — on select flights — seats transform into full-lie flat beds.
On longer select flights, Business Class seats come fitted with a personal TV monitor from which passengers can access the airline's in-flight entertainment, as well as a power outlet from which passengers can charge their personal devices.
TAP Portugal operates a loyalty programme called Victoria to reward regular travellers.
Victoria clients can enjoy many benefits when travelling with TAP, in the Star Alliance network and with TAP's other partner airlines.
Passengers are rewarded as miles are points you can win, accumulate and then use an alternative currency to purchase flights.
TAP is a member of Star Alliance. Star Alliance is the leading global airline network, which has 27 member airlines, including: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines.
Fly in your desired seat when you make your TAP Portugal booking with Alternative Airlines. We offer passengers to choose their seat in advance of flying by browsing the available seats and different options such as sitting at the front of the plane or having a window seat, or simply making sure that groups, families or couples can sit together on the plane. Visit our seat selection page to find out how to pre-book TAP Portugal seats.
TAP Portugal has a vast route network, flying to over 85 destinations in 35 countries. These include Lisbon, Luanda, Recife, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Funchal, Casablanca, Faro, Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Algiers, Amsterdam, A Coruna, Accra, Belem, Belo Horizonte, Asturias, Dakar, Dusseldorf, Faro, Copenhagen and many others.
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Lisbon Portela Airport is an international airport located in the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the main hub for TAP Portugal and its subsidiary Portugalia, as well for other European airlines such as for easyJet, Ryanair and SATA International. The airport has two runways and can handle nearly 20 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Lisbon Portela Airport include Aer Lingus, Air Europa, Air Transat, British Airlines, Emirates, EuroAtlantic Airways, Iberia, TACV, Transaero Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Wizz Air.