TAP Air Portugal Signals a Return to Manaus, Brazil

Overhand view of TAP Air Portugal A330 on runway.
Photo Credit: TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal, the flag carrier of Portugal, is solidifying its presence in the Brazilian market. It will see the much-anticipated return of scheduled flights between Lisbon and Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas.

This strategic move, effective 4 November 2024, furthers TAP’s commitment to expanding its Brazilian network. It also caters to the growing demand for air travel between Europe and South America.

TAP Air Portugal boasts a rich history, tracing its roots back to 1945. Originally known as Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, the airline has grown into a major international player.

It currently operating an average of 2,500 flights per week to over 90 destinations across 34 countries. As a member of the Star Alliance, TAP offers passengers seamless connections to a vast global network.

TAP in Brazil: A Strong Legacy

Brazil has long been a key market for TAP Air Portugal. This renewed focus on Manaus builds upon a successful past presence in the Amazonian capital. Flights previously operating between 2014 and 2016.

By strategically reinstating the Manaus route, TAP regains a foothold in all 13 Brazilian state capitals. This effectively solidifies its position as a leading provider of air travel between Europe and Brazil.

The Manaus service itself will operate three times weekly, offering convenient connections on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with a stopover in Belém.

This not only caters to the growing tourist interest in the Amazon rainforest but also strengthens TAP’s overall network within Brazil.

Beyond Manaus: A Commitment to Brazil

TAP’s dedication to the Brazilian market extends beyond the resumption of Manaus flights. The airline recently launched a new route to Florianópolis, a popular beach destination in southern Brazil.

Furthermore, TAP aims to reach a record-breaking 15 routes connecting Europe to Brazil by the end of 2024, demonstrating a clear focus on market expansion.

This growth benefits European travelers seeking diverse vacation options in Brazil. Conversely, it also opens doors for Brazilians seeking convenient connections to TAP’s extensive network of over 60 destinations in Europe and Africa.

Lisbon and Porto serve as key hubs, facilitating seamless travel experiences.

A TAP Air Portugal crew and aircraft on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: TAP Air Portugal

Award-Winning Service: A Hallmark of TAP

TAP Air Portugal is not just about expanding its network; it’s also about providing exceptional service.

The airline’s commitment to passenger experience has been recognized for ten consecutive years by the World Travel Awards, which have consistently voted TAP Europe’s Leading Airline to South America.

Additionally, TAP received the MICE Award for Best European Company in 2023, further solidifying its reputation for excellence within the travel industry.


For a European traveler yearning for the vibrant culture of Rio de Janeiro, TAP Air Portugal offers convenient connections and award-winning service to get you there.

Whether it be the breathtaking beaches of Natal, or the unforgettable adventures of the Amazon rainforest, regional travel interest remains healthy.

The resumption of Manaus flights signifies TAP’s commitment to the Brazilian market, providing travelers with a wider range of options and a seamless travel experience.

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