New US routes from Lisbon Airport – Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco are new TAP destinations from Portugal
The Portuguese flag carrier, TAP Air Portugal continues to bet on long haul route as an important part of the airline’s development plan. In the year to come three new US routes will be added to TAP’s offer at Lisbon Airport.
TAP new destinations in America are Chicago O’Hare Airport, Washington-Dulles Airport and San Francisco Airport. All three new US routes from Lisbon will be operated 5 times per week, with departures from on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Lisbon (LIS) – Chicago (ORD) route will be inaugurated on June 1st and available according to the following schedules: departure from Lisbon at 1:05pm, arrival to Chicago at 4:05pm. On the return route, the journey starts at 6:05 pm and finishes at 7:50 am the next day.
Flights between Lisbon (LIS) and San Francisco will commence on June 10th. The departure is scheduled for 10 am and the arrival for 2:40 pm. The flight back to Lisbon departs from San Francisco (SFO) at 4:10 pm, arriving in the Portuguese capital at 7:50 am of the next day.
Lisbon (LIS) – Washington-Dulles (IAD) service will be available starting from June 16th, departure time: 4:30 pm, arrival in Washington: 7:40 pm. TAP plane departs at 10:40 on the journey back to Lisbon, arriving at 10:50 am of the next day.
The new US routes will be operated by an Airbus A330neo, one of the most modern aircrafts within its segment. TAP was the first airline to include the newest version of A330-900neo in their fleet. The aircraft with a capacity for 298 passengers (34 in the business class, 96 in economy+ and 168 in economy class) is currently being used on the route Lisbon-São Paulo. TAP plans to acquire 37 more units of A330neo in the nearest future.
With the new additions, TAP Air Portugal will offer the total of 7 direct routes from Lisbon to the United States in 2019, being the other 4 available to Boston, Miami, New York and Newark.