Saturday, 6 July 2019

New Porto-Brussels route for TAP Air Portugal

The Belgian capital is the first of three new cities that are going to have direct connections from Porto this year. Flights to Lyon and Munich are set to begin on September 1st.

TAP began direct flights from Porto to Brussels earlier this week, there will be two flights from Porto to the Belgian capital every day, at 7:00 a.m. and 5:35 p.m., arriving in Brussels at 10:30 a.m. and 9:05 p.m. respectively. 

The Porto-Brussels flights are available from as little as €41 one way, including taxes. TAP Miles&Go clients can buy Porto-Brussels flights with just 7,500 miles.


This is a special week for the airline in Porto because, apart from inaugurating the Porto-Brussels flight routes, TAP is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of its northern base this Tuesday.  

As of September 1st, TAP is also going to inaugurate two new routes from Porto to Lyon and Munich. With these new routes being launched from Porto airport, TAP will be operating 19 direct flights from Porto to other European destinations, the United States and Brazil. With a total of 288 flights a week, this is 25% more than the 234 flights the airline operated from Porto in 2015 before it was privatised. 

The new routes that TAP inaugurated this year from Porto represent a 34% increase in direct flights from Porto to Europe compared to last year. It is further recalled that the airline had increased its connections to Europe in 2018 with the start of the operations to Barcelona, London City, Milan and Ponta Delgada. 

This TAP investment in Porto was only possible due to its larger fleet size. TAP is going to receive 37 new aircraft by the end of this year and 71 by 2025. With this new fleet, the airline will be able to fly to new destinations and offer more flights on existing routes. The flights to new destinations in North America that are already in operation are San Francisco, Washington and Chicago. In addition, TAP has already started running medium-haul flights to Naples, Tenerife, Telavive, Dublin and Basil in 2019.





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