TAP will inaugurate three new air links to Maceió, Montreal and Boston

  • ECO News
  • 19 November 2019

Maceió in Brazil, Montreal in Canada and Ponta Delgada-Boston in the USA will be TAP's new routes starting next year.

The Portuguese airline TAP continues to bet on the Americas and will launch at the beginning of next year three new routes to Maceió, in Brazil, Montreal, in Canada and Ponta Delgada – Boston, in the United States. These three new connections of the Portuguese airline company reinforce the growth in the Brazilian and North Atlantic markets.

The route to Maceió, capital of the State of Alagoas, in the Northeast, will have three weekly frequencies, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and will be the eleventh destination of TAP in Brazil. Of the existing routes to the Brazilian market, this is the first time in five years that TAP announces a new route.

“This is a historic moment in the company’s history. With the inauguration of these new routes, TAP will thus move from three routes, in 2015, to 11 to North America, the same number than Brazil. This is another important step in the diversification and expansion plan of the company’s network, which reinforces its exposure to new and less volatile markets,” said Antonoaldo Neves, TAP CEO, in a statement.

Montreal is Canada’s second-largest city and is the company’s new destination for the Portuguese area in the North Atlantic. The Lisbon – Montreal route will have six weekly frequencies. Flights depart from the Portuguese capital every day of the week, except on Wednesdays. Reservations are available for sale as of November 25, with operations starting next year.

The new Ponta Delgada – Boston route is a strategic route, which reinforces TAP’s growth in the North Atlantic. As of next year, Portugal will have two direct routes to Boston from Lisbon and Ponta Delgada. According to the statement, the inauguration of the Lisbon – Montreal and Ponta Delgada – Boston lines show the completion of one of the strategic paths outlined since the beginning of TAP’s transformation process: the conquest of the North Atlantic.