TAP Air Portugal launches five weekly nonstop flights to San Francisco June next year. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will become the airline’s eighth North American gateway and the only one on the west coast. Last month TAP announced new routes to Lisbon from Chicago O’Hare and Washington-Dulles, also starting in June.
The SFO flights will operate Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from June 10, departing SFO on at 4:10pm, and arriving in Lisbon at 11:25am the following morning. Returning flights leave Lisbon at 10am, arriving into SFO at 2:40pm. Economy fares from SFO to Lisbon start at just $380 one way, all-inclusive of taxes, or from $800 round-trip.
TAP is the launch carrier for the new A330-900neo aircraft with 21 planned for delivery in the next 18 months.
The A330neo aircraft features state of the art personalized entertainment system and connectivity. TAP will be the first European airline to offer web-based messaging on long-haul flights, free for all passengers.
The A330neo will feature the new Airspace by Airbus cabin. The economy cabin now comprises two categories: Economy and EconomyXtra. The configuration and design provide a roomier cabin, with more legroom, deeper seat recline, and new seat covers in shades of green and gray, or green and red in EconomyXtra. The seat pitch in economy is 31 inches, while Xtra offers 34 inches.
TAP business class offers 34 new fully-flat reclining chairs with USB slots and individual electrical sockets, headphones connections, reading lights and more storage room.
TAP’s Executive business class fares on both routes start at $1,531 one way, or $3,102 round-trip. Business class one-way fares to TAP’s popular European destinations start from just $1,546 each way.