The new flights are in addition to TAP’s existing services to Miami and Newark. These routes will grow to a daily service this Summer increasing TAP’s US service to 30 flights per week.
To further improve TAP’s fleet and service, the airline will operate the new routes with two new Airbus A330’s to be delivered in June, thereby increasing its long-haul fleet to 20 aircraft. The new aircraft will have a new cabin configuration aimed at improving customer experience.
David Neeleman, CEO of DGN Corp, partner in Atlantic Gateaway and shareholder in TAP, was joined at JFK’s by Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s Senior Vice President Airline Planning, to unveil this new partnership agreement. JetBlue operates flights from more than 20 US cities and will feed the JFK, Boston and Newark routes with convenient connecting flights, whilst JetBlue customers will benefit from a larger list of international non-stop destinations. TAP will operate from JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK and Terminal C at Logan.
Fernando Pinto, TAP’s CEO, also commented that “it is really exciting to expand TAP’s international service now to four US gateway cities”.