TAP names new regional aircraft after the town of Cascais

posted on 15th February 2023 by Eddie Saunders
TAP names new regional aircraft after the town of Cascais

TAP Air Portugal brings one of its new regional aircraft to life by naming an Embraer E190 after the charming town of ‘Cascais’ – one of the country’s most popular tourist locations.

The municipality is located about 30 kilometers from TAP’s base in Lisbon and has recently become one of the biggest hotspots for international tourists looking to discover the picturesque sparkle of Portugal.

Over the course of 2023, five more of the airline’s E190 and E195 aircraft will be named after regions in Portugal, with the initiative celebrating the six-year anniversary of TAP’s successful ‘Embrace Portugal’ project launched in 2017.

Joining Portugália Airlines, part of the TAP Group, the aircraft will fly under the TAP Express brand on short and medium-haul flights.

TAP Express currently owns a fleet of 16 aircraft – 10 Embraer 190s, with capacity for 106 passengers, and six Embraer 195s, with capacity for 118 passengers.

To celebrate the naming of Portugália’s “Cascais”, (registration number CS-TPY), a ceremony hosted by TAP CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener, and the town’s mayor, Carlos Carreiras, was held in Cascais Town Hall.

An identical model replica of the E190 was presented to Carlos Carreiras as a gift from Christine Ourmières-Widener, representing a token of empowerment and domestic collaboration.

The touching gesture once again reinforces the carrier’s vital role of promoting the best of Portugal, strengthening the connection between regions, and showcasing its culture, gastronomy, and rich heritage.

The new E190 and E195 have strengthened the company’s regional operation, representing a major growth in available seats and frequency to key destinations around the country.