TAP Portugal

flag-carrier airline of Portugal

TAP Portugal is the flag carrier airline of Portugal.[1] Its headquarters and hub are at Lisbon Portela Airport. TAP operates about 2,000 flights a week to 88 destinations in 38 countries worldwide.

TAP Airbus A330-200


TAP Portugal was founded on March 14, 1945. It began flying on September 19, 1945. [2] It's first flight was from Lisbon to Madrid. [3] The one-millionth passenger flew on TAP on 19 June 1964, 18 years after the airline began operations. In 1969, TAP began flying New York City.[4] Boston was added to the New York service in 1970. TAP bought Boeing 747 airplanes during the 1970s. In 1975, TAP was nationalised, becoming a state-owned corporation (Empresa Pública) and changing its name to TAP Air Portugal in March 1979. TAP became a member of Star Alliance in 2005. [5]


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