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TAP Air Portugal announces flights to Punta Cana

Earlier this week, TAP Air Portugal announced that it will start flying to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic this winter.

In a tweet, TAP Air Portugal announced that it will operate twice-weekly nonstop flights between Lisbon Portela Airport and Punta Cana International Airport starting 11th December 2021. The airline notes that passengers are permitted 1 free change up to 3 days before their flights- something that will give travelers some peace of mind at a time when international restrictions are constantly shifting.

The schedule for the flights is:

  • Lisbon-Punta Cana
  • Departure time: 17:00
  • Arrival time: 21:20
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: TP179
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Punta Cana-Lisbon
  • Departure time: 22:50
  • Arrival time: 10:20
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: TP178
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays

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These flights will be operated by TAP’s latest widebody aircrafts, the Airbus A330-900neo featuring 34 lie-flat business class seats, 96 ‘economy plus’ seats (additional 3 inches of legroom) and 168 standard economy class seats. The aircrafts are fitted with inflight WiFi as well as seatback entertainment and USB charging at every seat.

The new service to Punta Cana adds to TAP’s robust Transatlantic network. In Brazil, the airline flies to Sāo Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and more while it flies to 6 cities in the United States. It also flies to Cancun in Mexico and to Toronto in Canada.

Featured image by Air Data News

What do you think of TAP’s newest route to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic? Let me know in the comments section below.

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