Operating since 1945, the airline's hub is in Lisbon, a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North America and South America. The TAP network serves 75 destinations in 34 countries worldwide and it is the leading airline between Europe and Brazil.

Operating an average of more than 2,250 flights a week, TAP boasts a modern fleet of 55 Airbus aircraft, plus another 16 at the service of PGA, its regional airline, for a total of 71 aircraft. In keeping with its customer focus, TAP is constantly investing in innovation and in the use of new technologies in order to offer high quality, safe and reliable products and services.

Voted "World's Best Airline to South America" by World Travel Awards (WTA) three years running – 2009, 2010 and 2011. TAP has thus seen its leadership reaffirmed in this fast-growing market. TAP Portugal was distinguished by UNESCO and by the International Union of Geological Sciences with the IYPE "Planet Earth Award 2010" in the category "Most Innovative Sustainable Product". In April 2010, Condé Nast Traveller magazine named TAP "Best Airline", and the prestigious US magazine Global Traveler voted it "Best European Airline" in 2011.

Pursuing a strategic orientation whose priority is satisfying its customers' expectations, TAP continually strives to provide them with the most convenient solutions for their travel needs, offering them a product of ever-increasing value.

With this objective in mind, the airline has also established the best partnerships, both on land and in the air, enabling it to serve a wider number of destinations via code-sharing with other airlines, in addition to a wide variety of associated advantages and benefits. Along the same lines, and always with an eye towards meeting our customers' needs and expectations, the airline has announced the opening of flights to two new destinations in Europe this year: Berlin and Turin.

TAP aims to become a top airline on the international scene, taking advantage of all the business opportunities in the markets in which it operates and distinguishing itself by its operational efficiency and the quality of its services.

The airline's goal is to be the best choice for its customers' travel needs at all times, as well as to ensure adequate levels of profitability for its shareholders and the best conditions for professional development for its employees.

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