Tag: Portugal

TAP Air Portugal voted Europe’s favourite airline for sixth consecutive year

Tap Air Portugal has been voted as Europe's favourite airline for the sixth year running at the ninth edition of the US Trazee Awards. The nomination of ‘Europe's Favourite Airline’ recognises TAP as the most popular commercial carrier among North American tourists, in recognition of its exce...

TAP has flown more than one million customers between Brazil and Portugal in 2023

TAP Air Portugal has already flown more than one million customers on its connections between Portugal and Brazil up to and including July 2023. This represents a huge 30% increase on last year's figures on the 13 routes flown by TAP from both Lisbon and Porto. The relaunch of the Portugal Sto...

Papal flight seals a second visit with TAP

TAP Air Portugal is to fly His Holiness, Pope Francis, back to the Vatican for the second time following his latest visit to Portugal in August. The Papal flight with TAP back to Rome on August 6, comes after the Pope’s visit to Portugal for World Youth Day, which takes place in Lisbon and the ...

Stopover and rediscover Portugal with TAP

TAP Air Portugal has reintroduced its popular Stopover scheme to allow customers to rediscover Portugal. The Portuguese flag carrier has relaunched the award-winning programme to coincide with its participation in this year's International Tourism Fair (BTL) in Lisbon to help boost Portugal’s t...

TAP flies half a million customers between Brazil and Europe over Summer 2022

Customers travelling on TAP Air Portugal flights between Brazil and Europe reached more than half a million in the three months leading up to October 2022. This represents a spectacular rise of 223% compared to the previous year, which is expected to further increase towards the end of this year....

TAP Has a New Wine List with Exclusively Portuguese Wines

TAP Air Portugal has introduced a new wine list that includes an exclusive selection of Portuguese wines from the country's main producing regions. The new wine list, which will be offered to TAP customers until 2024, includes a selection of 43 wines from eight different regions, representing 24 ...

Ryanair flight from UK makes emergency landing after plunging 35,000ft

Ryanair flight from UK makes emergency landing after plunging 35,000ft

The National A Ryanair flight flying from Manchester to Faro in Portugal made an emergency landing in France after a fire broke out on the aircraft. Pilots on board began the landing process shortly after the fire was reported as the plane flew over the English channel. They landed the aircra...

Ryanair condemns UK government moving Portugal from green to amber list

Ryanair condemns UK government moving Portugal from green to amber list

Ryanair today (04th June) condemned the decision by the UK Government of Boris Johnson to move Portugal to the Amber Travel List (from Green), since this decision "has no basis in public health or medical science". This decision now requires vaccinated UK citizens returning from Portugal to quara...

Holiday hopes hit as no new countries added to UK’s green travel list – and Portugal moved to amber

By Alix Culbertson, sky.com Hopes of a summer holiday abroad have been dashed as no new countries have been added to the UK's green travel list and Portugal has moved to amber. No further countries are being moved from the amber to green status in a review of the government's travel traffic li...

Jet2.com reports 600 per cent bookings surge to Portugal

Jet2.com reports 600 per cent bookings surge to Portugal

UK airline Jet2.com and sister tour operation Jet2holidays have reported a 600 per cent spike in bookings to Portugal after the country was put on the UK’s green list. Portugal was one of only 12 countries to make the list, which means returning travellers won’t have to quarantine, and is one...

Interference by US pilots association unwelcome in Canadian bargaining process

Unifor has said that they: "will not tolerate interference in our democratic and pilot lead bargaining process with Cargojet by the self-serving US based Airline Pilots Association Intl. (ALPA) making ill-informed public statements". (more…)...

Travel from South American destinations to UK banned to prevent spread of new variant

Travel from South American destinations to UK banned to prevent spread of new variant

The Government has taken the urgent decision to ban travel to the UK from several South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde in order to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus into the UK.  From 4am Friday 15 January, passengers who have been in or transited t...

Ryanair increases Portugal flights from London Southend Airport as Government puts it on safe list

Ryanair increases Portugal flights from London Southend Airport as Government puts it on safe list

Portugal has been added to the Government safe list allowing brits a last-minute summer holiday without quarantine restrictions. To keep up with demand Ryanair has increased its Faro flights from London Southend Airport with 4 departures each week. Dara Brady, Director of Marketing and Digital Ry...

EasyJet flight was one second from crashing after runway error

EasyJet flight was one second from crashing after runway error

By Qin Xie Independent A Manchester-bound easyJet flight carrying 167 passengers and six crew was just 1.3 seconds from crashing after a runway error made by pilots. Details of the near miss in Lisbon, Portugal, which took place on 16 September 2019, have just been released in a new report fro...

TAP Air Portugal Recommences North American Service as Portugal Re-Opens Next Week

TAP Air Portugal Recommences North American Service as Portugal Re-Opens Next Week

Following Portugal’s completion of its three phases of re-opening next week, TAP Air Portugal is recommencing air service from North America from June 4, with twice weekly flights between Newark Liberty and Lisbon. TAP plans to recommence additional service in July with flights to Lisbon from ...

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