TAP Air Portugal beefs up flights to Lisbon from US

TAP Air Portugal will commence five round-trip flights per week between Chicago O’Hare and Lisbon on June 1, 2019, and then add five weekly round-trips between Washington-Dulles and Lisbon on June 16.

TAP is expanding with these two new routes from the United States in 2019, adding nonstop service to Lisbon, from Washington, DC and Chicago.  The 73-year-old national carrier has been breaking records in the last few years, boarding more than 14 million customers in 2017 and being named one of 2018’s 10 fastest growing carriers.

Chicago flights will operate Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing Chicago-O’Hare at 6:05 pm, and arriving in Lisbon at 7:50 am the following morning. Returning flights leave Lisbon at 1:05 pm, arriving into O’Hare at 4:05 pm.

Washington flights will operate Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing at 10:40 pm, arriving in Lisbon at 10:50 am the next day.  Returning flights leave Lisbon at 4:30 pm, arriving at Dulles at 7:40 pm.

TAP is the launch carrier for the new aircraft with 21 planned for delivery in the next two years.  In all, TAP has a new fleet of 71 aircraft being delivered, also including 19 A320neos, 17 A321neos, and 14 A321 Long Range jets.

The A330neo will feature the new Airspace by Airbus cabin.   The economy cabin now comprises two categories:  Economy and EconomyXtra.