- TAP received two more new aircraft in Lisbon this week, an Airbus A330neo and an Airbus A320neo;
- The aircraft boost the long and medium range fleets, respectively;
- With the arrival of these two aircraft, the TAP fleet now has six Airbus A330neo, three A320neo, six Airbus A321neo and one Airbus A321LR;
- The Company continues the process of modernising its fleet.
The delivery flight of the Airbus A330neo, CS-TUA, took off from Toulouse and landed in Lisbon late on Friday afternoon. This is the sixth aircraft of this type to be delivered to TAP.
As TAP is the first Company in the world to operate the Airbus A330neo, it is inaugurating a new way to travel long haul. The new 298-seat aircraft offers passengers a very comfortable ride, less noise and cutting-edge technology, including a state-of-the-art on-board entertainment and connectivity system.
It should be remembered that TAP is also a pioneer in offering free unlimited text messages via wi-fi on transatlantic flights for all passengers at no extra cost.
European and African routes have been boosted with the new Airbus A320neo
After arriving from the Airbus plant in Hamburg at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, the new Airbus A320neo, registration number CS-TVC, has also arrived in Lisbon. It will become part of the TAP medium-range fleet and operate on routes to and from Europe and Africa.
This new aircraft, with capacity for 174 passengers, has more cargo and cabin space, as well as greater range, and incorporates the latest generation engines. These features make it the most advanced single-aisle aircraft.
In all, by the end of this year, TAP will receive 37 new aircraft from the four Airbus models: A320neo, A321neo, A321LR and A330neo. And 71 by 2025, thereby making it one of the most modern fleets in the world.
Besides the three A320neo and six Airbus A330neo, the TAP fleet currently includes another six Airbus A321neo and one Airbus A321LR.
The fleet modernisation, in line with the company's ambition to offer its customers the best product in the industry, lets TAP increase supply and expand to new destinations, making it more competitive.