TAP Portugal has officially joined Star Alliance. Today, on TAP's 60th anniversary Star Alliance and TAP held a joint press conference in Lisbon.
“We are pleased to welcome TAP as our newest member carrier”, said Jaan Albrecht, CEO Star Alliance. “With TAP, Star Alliance has again improved its network quality, thereby adding to our customer proposition and further strengthening our leading position among the aviation alliances”, he continued.
Joining Star Alliance will at the same time also improve TAP’s competitive position. TAP can now offer its customers access to the entire Star Alliance network. Moreover, TAP’s Victoria Frequent Flyer Programme now offers the Star Alliance frequent traveller benefits, such as being able to collect and redeem miles on all Star Alliance member carrier flights. Furthermore, TAP’s Victoria Gold Winners members are now also Star Alliance Gold members, being granted such privileges as access to 620 Star Alliance Gold Lounges, being allowed an extra baggage allowance and being given waitlist and airport stand by priorities. TAP’s Victoria Silver Winners members are now also Star Alliance Silver members, allowing them waitlist and airport stand by priorities across all member carriers.
Fernando Pinto, CEO TAP Portugal said: “We at TAP are extremely happy that we have joined Star Alliance today, which coincides with our 60th anniversary. Our employees have worked hard over the past years to achieve the company’s turnaround, which has now culminated in the recent launch of our new corporate image and today’s joining of Star Alliance. We all at TAP look forward to welcoming and serving all Star Alliance customers”.
As a Star Alliance member, TAP Portugal will begin to participate and sell the 2 3ten Star Alliance fare products during the course of the next month. For example, customers purchasing the very popular Round-the-World fares can then include TAP flights in their itinerary. The same is true for the European Airpass, which now includes all of TAP’s European routes. Moreover, convention organisers using Star Alliance’s tailor-made Conventions Plus product, can now also make use of TAP’s services.
All in all, the Star Alliance member carriers now offer more than 15,000 daily flights covering some 795 destinations in 139 countries.
Congrats TAP, hope to see you at YYZ