TAP opens non-Schengen lounge

TAP Air Portugal has opened its spacious new non-Schengen lounge at their home base at Lisbon Airport.

Available daily between 5:00am and midnight, TAP and Star Alliance passengers will be able to enjoy the new lounge which reflects Portuguese culture and can accommodate up to 100 people in an area of 380m2.

The new lounge at Humberto Delgado airport was developed by Alma Design and will provide passengers with a space to meet, relax and prepare for the next stage of their journey.

The lounge celebrates Portugal’s cultural heritage while reflecting the company’s sustainability strategy, thanks to the choice of local, sustainable and authentic materials.

Sofia Lufinha, TAP Chief Customer Officer, said:  “Customer comfort is a priority for TAP, as well as the variety of solutions, such as work or relaxation spaces and the diverse cuisine available.

“TAP is always focused on improving the quality of customer service and that was the goal with this new lounge, which we have now achieved, and which will certainly be a good option for our customers who have flights to South America, North America, Africa or the United Kingdom.”

Managed by Ambaar Lounges, the new non-Schengen lounge showcases traditional Portuguese materials such as cork, burel – a Portuguese craft fabric – and tiles, to simulate the typical façades of Portuguese houses.

Passengers can take advantage of dedicated work and relaxation zones as well as a dining area, run by Cateringpor, which will provide hot and cold meals inspired by Portuguese cuisine throughout the day.

Portugal’s hospitality is reflected in the lounge’s temporary exhibitions featuring Portuguese artists, curated by Underdogs, an urban art cultural platform based in Lisbon.

Over the next six months, the artists showcased will include Raquel Belli and Pedrita Studio, whose works of urban-inspired contemporary art, are centred on the contemporary reinterpretation of Portuguese artistic language.

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