TAP Air Portugal is expanding again with the addition of nonstop service to Lisbon from Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
TAP will commence five roundtrip flights per week between Chicago O’Hare and Lisbon on June 1, 2019, and then add five weekly roundtrips between Washington-Dulles and Lisbon on June 16.
“With more than 70 new planes on the way, this is only just the beginning,” said David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue Airways and a major shareholder in TAP, in press materials. “We have 10 gateways from Brazil to Portugal and believe we can support the same number from the U.S. Today’s expansion to Chicago and Washington, D.C. reflects what an increasingly popular destination Portugal has become, especially with visitors from the U.S.”
Chicago flights will operate Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing Chicago-O’Hare at 6:05 p.m., and arriving in Portugal at 7:50 a.m. the following morning. Returning flights leave Lisbon at 1:05 p.m., arriving into O’Hare at 4:05 p.m. Washington flights will operate Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing at 10:40 p.m., arriving in Lisbon at 10:50 a.m. the next day. Returning flights leave Portugal at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Dulles at 7:40 p.m.
Fares on the new routes in the Economy cabin start at $265 one way from Washington-Dulles, and from $278 one way from Chicago O’Hare. Roundtrip fares are $569 and $595, respectively. TAP’s Executive Business Class fares on both routes start at $1,456 one way, or $2,951 roundtrip.