TAP celebrates its 74th anniversary at BTL

  • The company celebrates its 74th birthday today and expands the Stopover Program to Brazil;
  • On its anniversary, the company received its fifth new Airbus A330neo;
  • And it presented a new version of its anthem to its clients, partners and employees, which will promote Portuguese music around the world;
  • On TAP's anniversary week, TAP Miles&Go members also enjoy a 50% discount on miles redemption.
TAP presented today, during its birthday party at the BTL (Lisbon Tourism Fair), the 'Brazil Stopover' program, which encourages European passengers who travel to Brazil to discover two Brazilian destinations in one trip, at no additional cost. Stopover customers will be able to stay one to five nights in Brasília, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza or Salvador, and then fly to another Brazilian city, with exclusive offers in these Stopover destinations.

"Brazil Stopover strengthens TAP's position as the leading company for Brazil, taking advantage of the geo-strategic advantages of the TAP Hub in Lisbon. It also demonstrates our continuous effort to create products that meet the needs of our customers," said TAP CEO Antonoaldo Neves. Almost 2 million of the approximately 16 million passengers carried by TAP in 2018 traveled between Portugal and Brazil, to and from the 10 Brazilian cities where the company operates, which represents an increase of 8% over the previous year. TAP signed a memorandum of understanding today with the states of Bahia, Ceará, Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro, as well as with the Federal District of Brasília, to launch the Stopover Program in these regions and establish the commitment of working together and investing to create a different product.

TAP presents a new version of its anthem, which will promote Portuguese music around the world

Also at BTL today, TAP blew out the 74th anniversary candles and presented the new version of its anthem, titled 'TAP É Portugal' ('TAP is Portugal'), which will promote Portuguese music around the world. The anthem brings together several hundred TAP employees and eight Portuguese artists (Paulo Gonzo, Ana Moura, Cuca Rosetta, David Carreira, Fernando Cunha, Nelson Freitas, Olavo Bilac, St. Dominics Gospel Choir, and Xutos e Pontapés) to promote Portugal overseas. The music and lyrics were written by João Pedro Mendonça, and the production is by Rui Fingers and José Vasconcelos.

See the video for the company's new anthem here.

Fifth Airbus A330neo arrived today

Today, on its 74th anniversary, TAP Air Portugal received another new Airbus A330-900neo (CS-TUG) in Lisbon. This new airliner will now join the four other planes of this state-of-the-art model which the company operates in a world premiere. Overall, until the end of 2019, the company will receive 19 Airbus A330-900neo to strengthen and expand its long-haul operation. TAP Air Portugal is the only airline in the world to benefit from the many features of this larger-range aircraft. And it is also the first to offer all passengers free unlimited text messages (via Wi-Fi) on transatlantic flights.TAP thus continues to invest in the modernization and expansion of its fleet, making it one of the most modern fleets in the world. Until 2025, the company will take delivery of 71 new aircraft.

The company offers TAP Miles&Go members the possibility to buy flights with 50% of the miles

To celebrate the date with its passengers, from March 14 to March 20 all TAP Miles&Go members can buy their trips for 50% of the miles. These miles can be used to obtain immediate discounts on flights to 14 destinations - Faro, Terceira, London, Cologne, Luxembourg, Budapest, Prague, Oslo, Helsinki, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Fortaleza, and Recife.