TAP AWARDED BY THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN PORTUGAL
TAP Portugal was honored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal with the AmCham Tributes 2013, which acknowledge and award either personalities or organizations that have significantly contributed to strengthen the relationship between Portugal and the U.S.A..
The award presented to TAP recognizes all the work the Portuguese airline has been developing for the past 47 years (the company launched direct operations Lisbon/New York in 1966), including its premium role as an essential vehicle to bring Portugal and the U.S.A. closer, adding to reinforce the economic and commercial relationship between both countries as well as strongly promoting Portugal in the U.S.A. and the U.S.A in Portugal alike.
Currently, TAP operates to two main destinations in the U.S.A.: Newark and Miami (operations to Miami inaugurated in 2011). In 2013, TAP carried 260,000 passengers between Portugal and those two North-American destinations.
Picture (attached): Fernando Pinto, TAP CEO, at the award ceremony held at the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda in Lisbon, on January 9th, 2014.
About TAP Portugal
TAP is Portugal’s leading airline, in operation since 1945 and member of Star Alliance, the global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach, since 2005. Its hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North and South America, where TAP stands out as the international leading carrier in operation to Brazil. The company’s network currently comprises 77 destinations in 34 countries worldwide, with 10 new destinations in Europe and South America to be added throughout 2014. TAP currently operates 2,250 weekly flights in average on a modern fleet of 55 Airbus aircraft, to which add some 16 aircraft operating in PGA colours, TAP regional carrier, thus adding up to a 71 aircraft fleet in the whole.
In the pursuit of its customer focused policy, TAP continuously strives to deliver safe, reliable and upgraded products & services, tailored to meet customers’ expectations. Retaining the Portuguese character of the Company’s brand and quality service as the basic concept has been the main driver of TAP strategy in most recent years. Recognized and awarded as the World’s Leading Airline to Africa by the World Travel Awards in 2011 & 2012, TAP was also awarded the WTA World’s Leading Airline to South America in 2009, 2010, 2011 and again in 2012.
Voted Best Airline in Europe in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Global Traveler, USA, the company was also honored by UNESCO and by the International Union of Geological Sciences with the IYPE “Planet Earth Award 2010”, in the category of “Most Innovative Sustainable Product”. TAP was also voted Best Airline by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine in 2010 and Best Portuguese Tourism Company by the specialized magazine Marketeer, in 2011.