TAP Portugal returns to Boston

TAP Portugal’s return to Boston was celebrated in Lisbon with a ribbon cutting ceremony, US style football players and cheerleaders. Passengers on the inaugural flight also received a goody bag featuring a colourful range of Castelbel Porto soaps.

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There was another ribbon cutting ceremony in Boston which included David Neeleman (far left) who is a key member of the Atlantic Gateway Consortium which now owns 45% of the Portuguese flag-carrier.

  • TAP Portugal has resumed service to Boston (BOS) for the first time in well over a decade. The 5,123-kilometre route from Lisbon (LIS) is already served twice-weekly by SATA International. The Star Alliance carrier resumed flights on 11 June using its newest 271-seat A330-200s, which feature a new onboard product and upgraded customer experience. Boston joins Miami and Newark as US destinations served non-stop by the Portuguese flag-carrier from Lisbon, with New York JFK flights set to start on 1 July. Earlier this month TAP Portugal announced a codeshare agreement with JetBlue Airways, which has a major presence at both Boston and New York JFK airports. JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman is part of the Atlantic Gateway Consortium which bought a major chunk of TAP Portugal last year. However, after a change of government its share has been reduced to 45%.

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