TAP Portugal exits London City

TAP Portugal has announced it will stop flying to London City Airport from the winter 2019/2020 season.

The Portuguese flag carrier serves the central London airport from both Porto and Lisbon using Embraer E190 aircraft operated by subsidiary Portugalia on behalf of TAP Express.

The airline serves London City three times a day – with one flight daily from/to Porto and twice from/to Lisbon.

TAP Portugal first launched flights to London City in April 2017 with a link to its main base in Lisbon. It then followed up with flights to Porto in January 2018.

TAP Portugal currently serves all three major London Airports from both Porto and Lisbon. From Heathrow, the airline has up to six flights a day to Lisbon. From Gatwick, TAP offers two direct flights daily to Lisbon and a pair of direct flights to Porto.

Presumably, passengers booked on the London City flights after 27th October will be offered seats on flights to either Heathrow or Gatwick.

No comment has yet been made as to whether the London City flights will return for the summer 2020 season.


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