Travelers on TAP Portugal airlines now can incorporate a stopover of up to three days in Lisbon and Porto, at no extra charge, when booking flights from the US and Canada to the Azores, Madeira or the Algarve.
With this expansion of its popular Stopover program to Faro (the Algarve), Ponta Delgada and Terceira (the Azores), Funchal or Porto Santo (Madeira), TAP is making all its domestic destinations available for a visit to Lisbon or Porto on their way.
The airline is adding additional frequencies to each destination as they grow in popularity with international visitors. In June, TAP will add a fourth daily flight from Lisbon to Faro, using larger aircraft which combined increase seat availability by 45 percent.
At the same time, TAP will add a third daily flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada (Azores). With three dailies to Sao Miguel Island (Ponta Delgada) and two dailies to Terceira, TAP will more than double its capacity to the Azores this summer for a total of 35 weekly flights connecting mainland Portugal to the Azores.
Also, TAP will operate eight daily flights to Funchal from Lisbon, two to Funchal from Porto, plus five weekly flights to Porto Santo from Lisbon.
“With the expansion of the range of domestic destinations offered as part of the Portugal Stopover program, TAP has again reinforced its role as an ambassador for Portugal worldwide, taking advantage of our hub’s geostrategic location”, said Fernando Pinto, TAP’s CEO.
The Portugal Stopover is associated with a network of more than 150 partners who ensure exclusive prices for Stopover customers for hotels, a free bottle of Portuguese wine in restaurants and free experiences, such as tuk-tuk rides, visits to museums, dolphin watching in the River Sado and food tastings, among others. This network will now extend to other partners in the Algarve, Azores and Madeira regions, so that travellers using the Stopover product have access to even more benefits, not only in Lisbon and Porto but at their final destinations as well.
Since launching the Stopover program in 2016, TAP has seen its US Stopover become very popular with more than 40,000 travelers experiencing the program since last summer. TAP launces five weekly flights between Toronto Pearson International and Lisbon on June 10 this year.
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