Articles tagged “tap airlines”

Airline Stopover Programs Can Be a Huge Tourism Catalyst

Airline Stopover Programs Can Be a Huge Tourism Catalyst

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Icelandair's stopover policies helped put Iceland tourism on the map but some copycats such as Finnair, Qantas, Copa and Emirates have failed to leverage the gains or made the stopovers too difficult for flyers to take advantage of.

4 months ago

CEO Interview: JetBlue Founder’s Future With Azul Airlines and TAP Portugal

CEO Interview: JetBlue Founder’s Future With Azul Airlines and TAP Portugal

Brian Sumers , Skift

When David Neeleman was pushed out of JetBlue Airways, the carrier he founded, in 2007, it wasn't clear he would have a next act. But Neeleman, who now controls two airlines, is doing just fine.

9 months ago

Portugal Decides It Can’t Let TAP Go and Buys Half of it for $2.1 Billion

Portugal Decides It Can’t Let TAP Go and Buys Half of it for $2.1 Billion

Associated Press

Considering that there was little interest from other suitors, it's a smart move by the country to make sure it's not in careless hands.

1 year ago

Ryanair Turning to Norwegian Air and TAP for Long-Haul Partnerships

Ryanair Turning to Norwegian Air and TAP for Long-Haul Partnerships

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Smart move by Ryanair to partner with others to test the feasibility of the routes. If they work, expect to see Ryanair go it along eventually.

2 years ago

Fresh With New Money TAP Air Portugal Looks to Expansion in U.S. and Brazil

Fresh With New Money TAP Air Portugal Looks to Expansion in U.S. and Brazil

Associated Press

Expect to see some Iberian Air-style pains as the new ownership seeks to undo complications from years of government control.

2 years ago

Azul and JetBlue Founder Neeleman Gets Majority Stake in TAP Airlines

Azul and JetBlue Founder Neeleman Gets Majority Stake in TAP Airlines

Christiana Sciaudone and Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

It will be interesting to see how Neeleman and company position TAP. Will the center of Lusophone aviation shift to Brazil?

2 years ago

Azul Founder Neeleman Submits Bid to Acquire TAP Portugal

Azul Founder Neeleman Submits Bid to Acquire TAP Portugal

Christiana Sciaudone and Henrique Almeida , Bloomberg

Considering TAP's 77 weekly flights from Portugal to Brazil, Neeleman believes TAP and Azul can create a real network together.

2 years ago

It’s a Bad 10 Days to Be an Airline Passenger in Portugal

It’s a Bad 10 Days to Be an Airline Passenger in Portugal

Associated Press

Europe's legacy carriers are struggling with bloated executive ranks, over-compensated staff, last-gen airplanes, and competition from low-cost carriers. It will rarely end well for them.

2 years ago

Portugal Really Wants to Sell TAP and Buyers Are Welcome

Portugal Really Wants to Sell TAP and Buyers Are Welcome

Associated Press

If TAP could leverage its cultural heritage to become the network of the increasingly important, and always unique Lusophone world, it would be able to make a bigger play than it does now.

3 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Real-Life Experiences That Pop Online

Best Travel Ads This Week: Real-Life Experiences That Pop Online

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel brands are particularly well-positioned for real-life ambient marketing that portray experiences better than a staid graphic ad.

3 years ago

TAP Wants Airlines To Think It Is Next Alliance Chess Piece

TAP Wants Airlines To Think It Is Next Alliance Chess Piece

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

TAP's route network indeed would be valuable to a potential suitor but you do have to wonder when the CFO drums up a potential sale by saying other airlines are sniffing around all the time. Doth he protest too much?

4 years ago

Azul founder refutes rumors of JetBlue, TAP mega-merger

A merger between the three airlines based in three different continents would create an economic powerhouse and establish Brazil as the South American leader in aviation, but such a takeover remains unlikely.

4 years ago