TAP named as World’s Leading Airline to Africa and South America

Carrier also named as Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa and South America for ninth consecutive year

TAP Air Portugal has once again been recognised at the global edition of the World Travel Awards winning four top awards.

The Portuguese airline was named ‘World’s Leading Airline to Africa’ and ‘World’s Leading Airline to South America’ for the fifth consecutive year as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa,’ in addition to ‘Europe’s Leading to South America’ for the ninth consecutive year.

The top accolades were given to TAP, in praise of its quality of service and expansive network and recognised TAP’s commitment to improving the travel experience for its customers travelling to the regions.

Customers also praised the airline’s continued fleet and product renewal, with the majority of long-haul flights now being operated by the next-generation A321LR and A330neo.

Ricardo Dinis, TAP Market Manager, UK, Ireland, Nordics said: “We are extremely proud to be named the World’s Leading Airline between Africa and South America.

“Everyone at TAP works extremely hard to ensure we deliver the best service in the sky, and with our next-generation aircraft we aim to offer a smooth and seamless onboard experience.

“We are proud to offer one of the largest networks from Europe to South America and Africa, and look forward to welcoming onboard more customers in the future.”

The carrier currently serves 11 destinations in South America and 16 in Africa, making it one of the leading airlines between Europe and the respective continents.

TAP offers seamless connections through its Lisbon hub, and onto undiscovered gems such as Maceió, Recife and São Tomé.

The World Travel Awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of world tourism, has been running for 29 years, with this year’s ceremony being held at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, in Muscat, Oman.

The awards were established to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Voting takes place in over 100 countries, with professionals in the Travel and Tourism industry, as well as the general public, having their say.

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