Toronto named 5th North American gateway for TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal has reported its plans to ad six new destinations to its global route network by July 2017, including Toronto, Canada, the airline´s fifth North American gateway, the company said.

TAP will also add five new European destinations: Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; Las Palmas and Alicante, Spain; and Stuttgart, Germany. With these five new cities, TAP will serve 52 European destinations.

The new service represents an 11 percent increase in operations, with 1,176 more flights than in same month year-over-year, representing an increase of 19 percent in seat capacity.

TAP is a Portugal-based airline privatized in 2015, with the Atlantic Gateway Group as new private shareholders. The company´s network currently comprises 77 destinations in 30 countries worldwide. TAP currently operates about 2,500 weekly flights on average with a modern fleet of 63 Airbus aircraft and 17 aircraft in TAP Express livery, operating in the company´s regional network, adding up to an 80 aircraft fleet total.