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TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal
AirlineTAP Portugal
FoundedMarch 14, 1945(71 years ago)
Commenced operationsSeptember 19, 1946
Airline hubLisbon Portela Airport
Focus cities
*Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport *Madeira Airport
Frequent-flyer programTAP Victoria
Member loungeTAP premiumǀlounge Blue Lounge
AllianceStar Alliance (2005)
*Portugália *PGA Express
Fleet size71 (+12 orders)
Destinations77 airports (75 cities)
Company sloganWith Arms Wide Open (Portuguese: De Braços Abertos)
Parent companyTAP Portugal 
HeadquartersPortugal Building 25
Lisbon Airport
Lisbon, Portugal
Key peopleFernando Pinto (CEO)

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TAP Portugal, commonly known as TAP, is the national airline of Portugal. It has its head office in Building 25 on the grounds of Portela Airport in Lisbon, and has been a member of the Star Alliance since 14 March 2005, the same day on which the company celebrated its 60th anniversary. Its hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, South America and North America. TAP's route network comprises 77 destinations in 34 countries worldwide. TAP operates almost 2,000 weekly flights with a fleet of 55 Airbus aircraft, and 16 further aircraft servicing regional subsidiary carrier Portugalia.

TAP originally meant 'Transportes Aéreos Portugueses' (Portuguese Air Transportations.) This was dropped in 1979 when the company changed its name to TAP Air Portugal, then dropped again to its current operational name, TAP Portugal.

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