TAP FLIGHTS FROM LISBON TO MANAUS AND BELEM WITH 6,011 RESERVATIONS
TAP Portugal will start operations to Manaus (Amazonia) and Belem (Para), in Northern Brazil, as of June 3rd 2014. With this addition, the company increases to 12 the number of destinations served in Brazil, thereby reinforcing its positioning as the world's leading airline in operation to that South American country. To date, six months ahead of the inauguration of the new route, TAP already records 6,011 reservations.
The new operation will begin with three weekly frequencies, on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, with flights operating Lisbon - Manaus - Belem - Lisbon, thus allowing TAP to enter the Amazonia region for the first time and provide customers with direct connections from its Lisbon hub in Europe to two Brazilian regions - Amazonia and Para - with great tourism potential, economic and historic interest and a lot to offer to international travellers.
Flights will depart Lisbon at 09:30, arrive in Manaus at 13:40 and from then on to Belem one hour later, where arrival is due at 17:40 (local time), while on return, flights depart Belem at 19:10 and arrive Lisbon early morning at 06:45 (following day).
This new route will not only allow TAP to capture direct traffic flying between Europe and Northern Brazil but also to offer customers an improved service in the whole as it will increase the seat availability in flights to other destinations in Brazil, which are currently fully booked due to growing demand.
As a coincidence, Manaus will be one of the Brazilian cities to host several matches of the World's Cup, which will be held from June 12 to July 13 next year in Brazil.
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.