TAP Portugal resumes flights from Berlin to Lisbon

05.06.2012

Maiden flight launched today, despite delayed opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport

At around 2.50 p.m. today, the dawn of a new era began: for the first time in 12 years, a TAP Portugal Airbus departed from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport for Lisbon.

With the opening of the new route, the Portuguese airline is now flying to five destinations in Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg and Düsseldorf.

The new connection not only enables German customers to get to Portugal much quicker, but also offers numerous connections via the Lisbon hub to long-haul flights from TAP Portugal to Brazil, the USA and Africa.

As already widely known, the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) has been delayed by several months. However, all flights scheduled from TAP Portugal to and from Lisbon will go ahead as planned via the existing airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF).

Arrival and departure times will be as announced:

 

Berlin–Lisbon

Tuesday: Departure 2.50 p.m. – Arrival 5.30 p.m.

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: Departure 3.35 p.m. – Arrival 6.15 p.m.

 

Lisbon–Berlin

Tuesday: Departure 9.45 p.m. – Arrival 2.05 p.m.

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: Departure 10.30 p.m. – Arrival 2.50 p.m.

 

Passengers of TAP Portugal can call the airline's service centre on +49 1803 000-341 (€0.09/min. landline. Mobile: max. €0.42/min.) daily between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. with any questions they may have regarding flight reservations.

More information can be found at:

 

About TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal is the leading Portuguese airline. It is a member of the Star Alliance, the world's biggest network of airlines. From its hub in Lisbon, TAP Portugal serves numerous destinations in Portugal, Europe, Africa and America. From Germany and Austria, the Portuguese airline offers direct flights to Lisbon from Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Vienna. It operates a tight network of connections to Africa and with up to 74 flights per week, is the European airline with the most connections to Brazil.

In 2009, 2010 and 2011, TAP Portugal was awarded and recognised with the World Travel Award for the world's best route network to South America, and also in 2011 for the world's best route network to South Africa. As the world's first airline to implement a Carbon Offset Programme, in cooperation with the IATA, TAP Portugal was awarded the "Planet Earth Award 2010” in the category "Most Innovative sustainable Product" by UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences.

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Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070

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