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A TAP Portugal Airbus A319-100 lands at Frankfurt Airport in 2011.

TAP Portugal was founded as a division of Portugal's Civil Aviation Department under the name Transportes Aéreos Portugueses on 14 March 1945,[1] and started operations on 19 September 1946, initially serving the LisbonMadrid route using the Douglas DC-3.[2][3]:917 A year later, the carrier added a route to Angola and Mozambique, at the time claimed to be the world's longest route operated with a DC-3, having 13 intermediate stops.[4]:838

In 1957, the airline deployed Super Constellations on the Lisbon–London and Lisbon–Paris sectors, yet operations of the type date back to November 1955 (1955-11), when these aircraft started flying the route that linked Portugal with Portuguese Angola and Portuguese Mozambique.[3]:917 By December 1957 (1957-12), the carrier's network consisted of the long-haul Lisbon–KanoLeopoldvilleLuandaLourenço Marques route, as well as medium- and short-haul routes radiating from Lisbon and serving Casablanca, London, Madrid, Paris and Tangier, and a single domestic flight between Lisbon and Oporto.[3]:917 On 1 November 1962, the airline started services between Lisbon and London, flying the route using the Sud Aviation Caravelle, taking over the services that had been operated by British European Airways on behalf of the company.[5]

As of August 2012, TAP Portugal was the European airline with the most destinations in Brazil (10), being the leader in terms of passengers transported between this country and Europe, in comparison with their European counterparts, as well as with the Brazilian ones.[6] As of August 2012, the airline was the third largest to serve Latin America by number of passengers;[6] as of March 2013, the carrier shifted to the fourth place in the Europe-Latin America sector.[7] Data from the latest financial report, corresponding to the fiscal year 2012, showed that the airline had its main source of traffic in Europe, and their most important long-haul market was South America.[8]

Apart from Brazil, the countries with the most destinations served by the carrier are Spain (7), France (6) and Germany (5). TAP Portugal also flies to other 25 international destinations in Europe, 15 in Africa, two in the United States and one more in Latin America (Caracas). In the end of 2013, TAP announced its plan to start flying to six additional destinations in Europe during 2014 (Nantes, Hannover, Tallinn, Gothenburg, Belgrade and Saint Petersburg),[9] whose schedule was announced prior to 31 March 2014. As of June 2014, the number of destinations in Brazil served by the carrier increased to 12 with the addition of Belém and Manaus to the route network. During July 2014 (2014-07), TAP Portugal launched services to Belgrade, Bogotá, Gothenburg, Hanover, Nantes, Oviedo, Panama City, Saint Petersburg and Tallinn.[10]


TAP Portugal's route network includes 84 destinations in 35 countries, as of April 2016.[11] Following is a list of destinations the airline flies to according to its scheduled services. It also includes cities served by the airline's subsidiaries Portugália and PGA Express, as well as terminated destinations.

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Algeria Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport [12]
Angola Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro Airport [12]
Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport Terminated [4]:838[13]
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport [12][14]
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport [12]
Brazil Belém Val de Cans International Airport [15][16][17]
Brazil Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves International Airport [12]
Brazil Brasilia Brasília International Airport [12]
Brazil Campinas Viracopos-Campinas International Airport Terminated [18]
Brazil Fortaleza Pinto Martins International Airport [12]
Brazil Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport Terminated [15][16][17]
Brazil Natal Augusto Severo International Airport Terminated [citation needed]
Brazil Natal São Gonçalo do Amarante–Gov. Aluízio Alves International Airport [12]
Brazil Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport [12]
Brazil Recife Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport [12]
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport [12]
Brazil Salvador da Bahia Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport [12]
Brazil São Paulo São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport [12]
Canada Montreal Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Terminated [4]:838[13]
Canada Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport resumes 10 June 2017 [19]
Cape Verde Boa Vista Rabil Airport [20]
Cape Verde Praia Praia International Airport [12]
Cape Verde Sal Amílcar Cabral International Airport [12]
Cape Verde São Vicente São Pedro Airport [12][21]
Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport Terminated [22]
Croatia Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Airport Terminated [23]
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb Airport Terminated [24]
Cuba Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport Terminated [25]
Curaçao Curaçao Hato International Airport Terminated [26]:105
Czech Republic Prague Prague Ruzyně Airport [12]
Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan Port Bouet Airport resumes 17 July 2017 [27]
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa N'djili Airport Terminated [26]:105
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport [12]
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport Terminated [25][26]:105[28]
Estonia Tallinn Tallinn Airport Terminated [10]
Finland Helsinki Helsinki Airport [12]
France Bordeaux Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport [12][29]
France Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport [12]
France Marseille Marseille Provence Airport [12]
France Nantes Nantes Airport [10]
France Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport [12]
France Paris Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminated [26]:105
France Paris Paris-Orly Airport [12]
France Toulouse Toulouse-Blagnac Airport [12]
Germany Berlin Berlin Schönefeld Airport Terminated [citation needed]
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport [citation needed]
Germany Cologne Cologne-Bonn Airport Begins 15 July 2017 [30]
Germany Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport [12][31]
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport [12]
Germany Hamburg Hamburg Airport [12]
Germany Hanover Hannover Airport Terminated [24]
Germany Munich Munich Airport [12]
Germany Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport Terminated [32]
Ghana Accra Kotoka International Airport [12][33]
Greece Athens Athens International Airport Terminated [34]
Guinea-Bissau Bissau Osvaldo Vieira International Airport [35][36]
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Resumes 1 July 2017 [24][37]
Ireland Dublin Dublin Airport Terminated [32]
Italy Bologna Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport [12]
Italy Milan Linate Airport Terminated [38]
Italy Milan Malpensa Airport [12]
Italy Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport [12]
Italy Turin Turin Caselle Airport Terminated [39]
Italy Venice Venice Marco Polo Airport [12]
Luxembourg Luxembourg Findel Airport [12]
Macau Macau Macau International Airport Terminated [26]:105
Mali Bamako Bamako-Sénou International Airport Terminated [40]
Morocco Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport [12]
Morocco Marrakech Marrakesh-Menara Airport [12]
Morocco Tanger Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport [41]
Mozambique Maputo Maputo International Airport [12]
Mozambique Beira Beira Airport Terminated [4]:838[42]
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol [12]
Nigeria Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Terminated [42][43]
Norway Oslo Fornebu Airport Terminated [26]:105
Norway Oslo Gardermoen Airport [12]
Panama Panama City Tocumen International Airport Terminated [22]
Poland Warsaw Warsaw Chopin Airport [12]
Portugal Faro Faro Airport [12]
Portugal Funchal Madeira Airport Focus city [12]
Portugal Horta Horta Airport [12]
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Portela Airport Hub [12]
Portugal Pico Pico Airport [12]
Portugal Ponta Delgada João Paulo II Airport [12]
Portugal Porto Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Focus city [12]
Portugal Porto Santo Porto Santo Airport [12]
Portugal Santa Maria Island Santa Maria Airport Terminated [13]
Portugal Terceira Lajes Field [12]
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport Terminated [44]:125
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport Terminated [24]
Russia Moscow Domodedovo International Airport [12][45]
Russia Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Terminated [10]
Senegal Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport [12]
Serbia Belgrade Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport Terminated [10]
South Africa Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport Terminated [25]
Spain A Coruña A Coruña Airport [12]
Spain Alicante El Altet [46]
Spain Barcelona Barcelona El Prat Airport [12]
Spain Bilbao Bilbao Airport [12]
Spain Las Palmas Gran Canaria Airport Terminated [4]:838
Spain Madrid Madrid-Barajas Airport [12]
Spain Málaga Málaga Airport [12]
Spain Oviedo Asturias Airport [10]
Spain Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Airport Terminated [44]:125
Spain Seville San Pablo Airport [12]
Spain Valencia Valencia Airport [12]
Spain Vigo Vigo-Peinador Airport [12]
Sweden Gothenburg Göteborg Landvetter Airport Terminated [24]
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm-Arlanda Airport [12]
Switzerland Basel EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Terminated [44]:125
France Mulhouse
Germany Freiburg
Switzerland Geneva Geneva International Airport [12]
Switzerland Zürich Zürich Airport [12]
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé São Tomé International Airport [12]
Thailand Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport Terminated [26]:105
United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport [12]
United Kingdom London London Heathrow Airport [12]
United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Airport [12][47]
United Kingdom Newcastle Newcastle Airport Terminated [28]
United States Boston Logan International Airport [48]
United States Miami Miami International Airport [12]
United States New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport [13][26]:105[48]
United States Newark Newark Liberty International Airport [12]
Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport [12]
Zimbabwe Harare Harare International Airport Terminated [4]:838


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