Two new TAP Airbus A330-900NEO have their first commercial flights

These two Airbus A330-900neo join forces with the other aircraft of the same model (registration code CS-TUB), which made its first flight last month.

TAP Air Portugal is the only airline in the world benefiting from the many advantages offered by this long-haul aircraft and its updated Airspace Cabin, a new concept reflecting the company's ambition to provide customers with the best products the industry has to offer. Until 2019, TAP will take delivery of 19 Airbus A330-900neo airplanes.

The Portuguese carrier is also the first European airline to offer all passengers free unlimited text messages (using WiFi) on transatlantic flights.

In addition to state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system and WiFi connectivity, the Airbus A330-900neo offers 298 seats comfortably arranged across three cabin classes: 34 seats in executive class, 96 in economy plus class, and 168 in economy class. Among other innovations, the new Airbus Airspace cabin offers all passengers more space, larger luggage compartments, and an innovative cabin lighting system.

The purpose of the new aircraft is to improve and expand TAP's long-haul operation.
The Airbus A330-900neo is a state-of-the-art aircraft. This highly efficient aircraft is powered by the latest generation of Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 jet engines and features new, larger wings with 3D optimization and new sharklets for the best aerodynamic performance.

These advances reduce fuel consumption by 10-12% compared to last generation aircraft of a similar size.
TAP is scheduled to receive 37 new airplanes by the end of 2019 and 71 until 2025, providing the company with one of the most modern fleets in the world.

This fleet renewal and expansion has enabled the company to announce more flights and new destinations.

San Francisco, Washington and Chicago are the new company's new destinations in North America, which are added to New York-JFK, New York-Newark, Boston and Miami (from Lisbon); New York-Newark (from Porto); and Toronto, in Canada.

Naples, Tenerife, Tel Aviv, Dublin and Basel are TAP's other new destinations for 2019.