Reinforcement of the airline's regional fleet continues to promote Portugal's regions.
TAP, the airline of Portugal and the Portuguese people, has named an aircraft from its regional fleet as "Cascais". The charming town of Cascais is located around 30 kilometres from the city of Lisbon and is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. To mark the naming of "Cascais", Portugália's new Embraer 190 with the registration number CS-TPY, a symbolic ceremony was held at Cascais Town Hall with the town mayor, Carlos Carreiras, to whom the CEO of TAP, Christine Ourmières-Widener, presented a model of the aircraft.
Over the course of this year, five more of the Company's Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft will be named after regions in Portugal.
This is a TAP initiative that follows on from the "Embrace Portugal" project, presented in 2017 on the occasion of the Company's anniversary. TAP is thus extending the Portugália fleet named after the 18 districts and the two autonomous regions of Portugal to new regions, once again assuming the role of promoter of the country and its regions, collaborating in the promotion and dissemination of the regions and their culture, gastronomy and heritage, and strengthening the relationship with the people of each region.
Portugália flies under the TAP Express brand on short and medium-haul flights and currently owns a fleet of 16 aircraft - 10 Embraer 190s, with capacity for 106 passengers, and six Embraer 195s, with capacity for 118 passengers. The Embraer 190 and 195 added to the Company's regional fleet represent a major growth in available seats and a significant saving in fuel consumption.