Portuguese American Journal

Travel: TAP Portugal offering direct flights from Newark to Porto – Portugal

TAP Portugal is now offering a twice-weekly flight between Newark and Porto, mainland Portugal, in addition to daily non-stop direct flights to Lisbon from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York and the Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Tap Portugal has also increased its seasonal offer with direct daily flights to Lisbon from Miami and Newark for summer term.

Recently, TAP Portugal and JetBlue signed an agreement to codeshare non-stop flights to Lisbon, Portugal, from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International and Boston’s Logan International. The codeshare will allow TAP Portugal to service 30 US-Lisbon non-stop flights a week, providing its customers access to the low-cost JetBlue network.

Customers will be able to access as many as 34 other North American destinations, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Detroit, New Orleans, Savannah, San Juan, Richmond and Tampa, among others.

TAP Portugal currently operates over 2,000 weekly flights to 88 destinations in 38 countries on a modern fleet of 88 airplanes, 63 of which manufactured by Airbus. Routes include destinations in Europe, North, Central and South America and Africa.

A world class carrier, TAP Portugal had been recognized by the World Travel Awards as the Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa as well as Europe’s Leading Airline to South America in 2014 and 2015.

The company was also awarded as the WTA World’s Leading Airline to Africa in 2011 and 2012 and the WTA World’s Leading Airline to South America in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Other awards include voted Best Airline in Europe in 201, 2012, 2013 and again in 2015 by the Global Traveler, USA; and 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 Conde Nast Traveller Magazine in 2010, Best Portuguese Tourism Company by the specialized magazine Marketeer, in 2011 and named the airline with ‘Best Reputation’ by the Reputation Institute in 201. TAP Portugal while Inflight Magazine was voted Best European Inflight Magazine by the WTA awards in 2015.

Established in 1945, as a public state run company, in June 2015 TAP Portugal was semi-privatized and became majority-owned by the Atlantic Gateway Consortium, led by David Neeleman, founder of Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, and Portuguese entrepreneur Humberto Pedrosa.