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A Bumper Order for TAP

TAP PORTUGAL has signed a firm order for 53 Airbus aircraft after unveiling a revised fleet renewal programme.


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TAP PORTUGAL has signed a firm order for 53 Airbus aircraft after unveiling a revised fleet renewal programme. The cornerstone of the Lisbon-based flag carrier’s new strategy is the cancellation of its outstanding deal for 12 A350 XWBs in favour of 14 re-engined A330-900neos, while the airline will also acquire 39 A320neo Family aircraft consisting of 15 A320neos and 24 A321neos.

“Our latest order reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the next generation of fuel efficient aircraft,” TAP CEO Fernando Pinto said. “The A330neo, like the A320neo Family, will give us the flexibility to enter new markets and improve the frequency of existing ones due to its combination of high reliability, low operating costs and exceptional comfort.”

The revised fleet renewal programme was unveiled barely a week after Atlantic Gateway – a consortium consisting of American-Brazilian aviation tycoon David Neeleman and Portuguese bus company owner Humberto Pedrosa – completed its acquisition of a 61% stake in the Lisbon-based carrier.

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