TAP Air Portugal Celebrates 5th Anniversary at Chicago O’Hare

Airline has Flown More Than 317,000 Passengers Between Chicago and Lisbon

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TAP's 5th Anniversary at ORD. Photo provided by TAP.

Chicago, IL – TAP Air Portugal has celebrated five years of service from Chicago O’Hare International and flying more than 317,000 passengers between Chicago and Lisbon. To mark the occasion, TAP announced a special 50 percent bonus miles for Chicago customers when they book a flight by June 17, for travel between September 8, 2024, and May 30, 2025, using their TAP Miles & Go account number and promo code ‘BDAYNAM24’.

During a short ceremony at the airport, representatives from TAP and the Chicago Department of Aviation greeted Lisbon-bound passengers with anniversary cake and fun giveaways.

“We couldn’t be happier connecting Chicago and Lisbon with five weekly nonstops from June through October, and four weekly flights in the winter months,” said Fernanda Ottavio, Sales & Marketing Manager for North America, TAP Air Portugal. “TAP is the only airline that can offer connecting service to six cities in Portugal, extensive connectivity to more than 50 cities across Europe and Africa, and our award-winning Portugal Stopover program which enables travelers to spend as many as 10 nights in Lisbon or Porto, in either direction, for no additional airfare.”

“For the last five years, TAP Air Portugal has bolstered the number of travel opportunities for Chicago passengers to Lisbon and countless destinations across Portugal and beyond,” said Jamie L. Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. “On behalf of Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, I congratulate the airline on this milestone at O'Hare, and we look forward to many more years of service connecting our two great global cities.”

About the CDA:

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) owns and operates one of the world's busiest airport systems, comprised of O'Hare and Midway International Airports. Chicago's airports offer service to more than 250 nonstop destinations worldwide, including 47 foreign countries, combined. Together, Chicago's airports serve more than 105 million passengers each year and generate approximately $70 billion in annual economic activity for the region. The CDA is self-supporting, using no local or state tax dollars for operations or capital improvements at either airport. For more information, visit flychicago.com.




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Flying since 1945, TAP Air Portugal is Portugal’s leading airline and the world’s leading airline between Europe and Brazil. A member of Star Alliance since 2005, TAP has its hub in Lisbon, providing unmatched access to Europe, Africa, North, Central, and South America. This winter, TAP is offering more than 1,050 flights weekly to 80 cities in 30 countries through its network of destinations, comprising 10 in North America, 12 in Central and South America, 13 in Africa and the Middle East and 45 in Europe (including six in Portugal). From North America, TAP offers 77 weekly flights; 60 from seven airports in the USA (New York’s JFK, Newark, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles) to Portugal (Lisbon and Porto), 12 flights from Canada’s Toronto and Montreal and five flights from Cancun, in Mexico, to Lisbon. TAP has made a clear commitment to modernizing its fleet and offering the best product in the sector for its customers. The Portuguese airline operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, with all Airbus' next generation NEO aircraft: A330neo, A321LR, A320neo and A321neo, with superior efficiency and reduced emission levels. TAP also operates 19 Embraer aircraft in its regional fleet (TAP Express). TAP is considered by Airline Ratings to be the safest airline in Europe and the sixth safest in the world. The airline has been named Best Airline in Europe for 13 consecutive years by the readers of Global Traveler magazine. TAP Air Portugal has been recognized and awarded as Europe's Leading Airline to Africa, as well as Europe's Leading Airline to South America by the World Travel Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. TAP is ranked by Airline Ratings among the 25 safest airlines in the world.

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