Airlines Air Baltic and TAP Air Portugal announce codeshare flights

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Air Baltic and TAP Air Portugal have announced the agreement on a codeshare deal. TAP Air Portugal is Air Baltic´s 21st codeshare partner.

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With the new codeshare agreement, Air Baltic passengers will be able to travel more efficient and seamless between Eastern Europe and Brazil, Portugal and Africa, using the vast network of TAP Air Portugal. On the other hand, TAP Air Portugal passengers will experience bettered connectivity to Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltics.

TAP Air Portugal will place its code “TP” on Air Baltic flights between Riga and Lisbon, as well as on common routes between the TAP network and Riga. Air Baltic will sell flights between Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga with the codeshare applied, enabling better connections between the Baltics and the rest of the world.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of Air Baltic, said: “We are delighted to start codeshare flights with TAP Air Portugal, which is among the largest airlines in Europe. TAP Air Portugal is already our 21st codeshare partner, thus we are further extending impressive portfolio of partner airlines that ensures smooth and seamless travel for Air Baltic customers around the world.”

Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of TAP, added: “Our newest partnership with Air Baltic will allow TAP Air Portugal customers to take advantage of new direct flights to Latvia and connecting services to the Baltic countries, thereby adding convenience and travel options to Northern Europe, in complementarity with TAP direct services to Scandinavia and Finland.”

Air Baltic is a state-owned low-cost carrier, headquartered in Mārupe Municipality, Lativa. Its main hub is in Riga, while secondary hubs have been installed in Tallinn and Vilnius. Air Baltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga and offers connections to Europe, Russia, CIS, the Middle East and Scandinavia.

TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier airline of Portugal and is headquartered at Lisbon Airport, where the operational hub is located as well. TAP serves 83 destinations in 35 worldwide countries. The carrier has specialized on serving routes in Brazil, with being one of the international leading carriers on the gateway between Europe and Brazil. Its all-Airbus fleet consists of 22 A319s, 21 A320ceos, one A320neo, four A321s, 17 A330s and four A340s. TAP Air Portugal is a member of Star Alliance.

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