TAP Portugal started daily operations from Lisbon to New York – John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, one of the U.S.’ busiest airports, with the most international traffic, which is also the home airport for JetBlue Airways.
As recently announced, TAP and the North America-based JetBlue have recently established commercial ties, which include a code-share allowing TAP to provide Customers with convenient flight options to as many as 34 U.S. destinations, with seamless connections through JetBlue’s operations in New York – JFK and Boston Logan.
The inauguration of this new route to New York-JFK, along with last month’s start of operations to Boston, on June 11, allows TAP to offer enhanced services to Customers, with direct flights from Portugal to four major gateways within the USA: Boston, Miami, New York-JFK, and Newark, which has direct services departing from both Lisbon and Porto.
In addition to the increase of the number of flights to the USA and the inauguration of those two new destinations, TAP now offers Customers on the Boston and JFK route a new Executive Class cabin with 20 full-flat seats from Stelia Solstys, plus new slim-line Zim EC01 seats in the other cabins, now with a 34’’ seat pitch in Economy Plus and a 31” pitch in Economy.
From New York – JFK, flights depart every day at 23:30, arriving in Lisbon at 11:30 (next day), while return flights depart Lisbon at 17:00, with arrival in JFK at 20:00.