Dublin High Five: Celebrating 5 Years of TAP Flights

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

TAP Air Portugal, Portugal’s national carrier, is proudly celebrating five years of connecting Dublin and Lisbon with frequent and convenient flights.

The successful route’s journey began on March 31, 2019, with the inaugural flight taking off on an Airbus A319.

Today, TAP offers up to 15 flights weekly between the two capitals, providing a reliable and fast connection for travelers between Ireland and Portugal.

A Flourishing Connection

Ricardo Dinis, TAP Air Portugal Country Manager for the UK, Ireland, and Nordics, expressed his delight at this significant milestone.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate five years of connecting Dublin and Lisbon,” he said. “Since our first flight, demand has been consistently strong, with growing popularity for both outbound and inbound travel.”

Dinis highlighted the upcoming summer season, emphasizing TAP’s role in connecting Ireland to its expanding global network.

“TAP offers unbeatable frequencies to South America, boasting more flights to Brazil than any other European airline,” he added.

Dublin Airport Responds

Garry McLean, Dublin Airport Managing Director, echoed the positive sentiment. “We’re delighted to mark five years of successful travel between Dublin Airport and Lisbon with TAP,” he remarked.

McLean praised Lisbon’s rich history and culture, emphasizing the route’s popularity with passengers.

“This connection provides additional choice for travelers between Dublin and Portugal, along with convenient onward travel options to South America and beyond through TAP’s extensive network,” he explained.

Dublin Airport is Ireland’s busiest airport, conveniently located just a short distance from Dublin city center.

It serves as a major hub for several airlines, including TAP Air Portugal, offering a wide range of domestic and international connections.

TAP Stopover Flight Program

TAP offers competitive fares starting from just £57 (return) for flights from Ireland to Lisbon, including all taxes and charges.

The airline utilizes a modern fleet of Airbus and Embraer aircraft for short-haul journeys between the two capitals.

For those continuing their journey beyond Lisbon, TAP’s Portugal Stopover Programme provides an exciting opportunity.

This program allows passengers to break up their trip and explore Portugal’s historic cities at no extra cost.

The program offers enticing benefits, including a 25% discount on domestic flights, up to 50% off restaurants and experiences, and up to 20% off hotels.

Dublin Airport T2 exterior
Photo Credit: Dublin Airport

About TAP Portugal

TAP boasts an impressive network spanning 83 destinations, including 11 in Brazil, some of which are not served by any other European carrier.

North America is also well-connected, with flights to major cities like New York, Washington, Chicago, and Toronto.

TAP prides itself on one of the youngest fleets in Europe, averaging just nine years old. The airline operates a mix of Airbus short-haul and long-haul aircraft, ranging from the state-of-the-art A330neo to the single-aisle A321LR.

Additionally, TAP Express, the airline’s regional arm, utilizes Embraer aircraft for shorter flights within Europe.

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