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TAP Air Portugal

The Airline TAP is the national carrier of Portugal. Founded in March 1945 at the initiative of Humberto Delgado. Originally it was called Transportes Aero Portugueses. The first flight took place in September 1946 from Lisbon to Madrid. Two years later, the airline became a member of IATA, and since 2005 it belongs to the Star Alliance. The Warsaw airport is located in a rich network of line connections. TAP also supports cruises in the code-share form from LOT Polish Airlines. Designer Louis Feraud, who in the 1960s and 1970s dressed the cinema stars – Brigitte Bardot, Ingrid Bergman, Elisabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly – designed the uniforms for the stewardesses of the TAP in 1970. The first woman piloted the machine in 1989.

The carrier has its museum in Lisbon, which was opened on the fortieth anniversary of the line.

Luggage

You can take hand baggage on TAP flights. Its dimensions and weight are determined by airlines and may vary depending on the booking class or route.
Luggage registered in TAP must also have certain dimensions and weight. Here, too, everything depends on the travel class and route.

Booking classes

Airlines TAP Portugal offer flight classes: economic and business. The economy class guarantees convenience, entertainment, and tasty meals.

A trip in a business class is a real comfort and relaxation. Armchairs in A330 planes are stretched out to the flat bed position, are equipped with power sockets for laptops, passengers have a large wool blanket, antiallergic pillows, noise-reducing modern electronic headphones, eye bands, ear stoppers, socks, cosmetics. In addition, some of the aircraft are equipped with satellite telephones.

Online check-in

When traveling with TAP airlines an online check-in service is available 72 hours before departure. This does not apply to flights to the USA – in this case, you can check in only 24 hours before departure and except for flights from Frankfurt, Munich, Zagreb, Geneva, and Zurich, in these cases, you can check-in 23 hours before the scheduled departure.

Fleet

The TAP Portugal fleet consists of 55 Airbus A319-100, A320-200, A321-200, A330-200, A340-300 aircrafts.

The Lisbon Airport

The Lisbon International Airport, known as the Lisbon Portela Airport, is the most important and largest port not only in the country but also in the Southern Europe region. It is located only 7 km from the center of the Portuguese capital. Few airports of our continent are, like this, located practically in the very center of the city. At the airport, there are many restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and car rental companies. There are kiosks with Internet access in the port area.

Refreshments

Passengers of both classes have a tasty and warm catering guaranteed on board TAP Portugal aircraft. During the flight, flight attendants offer non-alcoholic beverages or wine several times.

Additional services

On some TAP aircrafts, Airbus A330, an interactive audio, and video system is available in on-demand mode. Thanks to it, passengers have access to feature films, documentaries, series, news, games, music, radio stations. Some of the aircrafts of the Portuguese carrier is equipped with an external camera, through which you can observe on the monitors start, approach and landing. In addition, during flight, flight conditions, temperature, planned arrival time, destination cities are provided on an ongoing basis, thanks to an interactive map. TAP as one of the first lines of our continent launched a paid WiFi communication service, allowing passengers to surf the Internet, access social networks, send and receive e-mails during the flight. This service is available on flights from Europe to the Americas.