Air Canada and fellow Star Alliance partner TAP
Portugal have entered into a codeshare agreement that will create more
travel options and better connections for customers travelling between
Canada and Portugal.
Under the agreement TAP and Air Canada have
begun offering code-share flights between Canada and Portugal via
Services between Canadian cities such as
Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, and the Portuguese cities of
Lisbon and Porto, have been added to both carriers' networks.
This provides significant benefits to both Air
Canada and TAP customers, including simplified booking, reciprocal
travel reward accumulation, seamless connections on a single
ticket, and baggage check-through to final destination.
"Implementing this codeshare agreement with Air
Canada, one of the founding members of Star Alliance, is an
important step towards developing closer commercial ties with one
of the leading and most innovative airlines in the World," said
Josť Guedes Dias, VP Alliances & External Relations, TAP Portugal.
"At the same time we can offer our customers a wide range of
direct and more convenient services between Portugal and Canada
that we expect will particularly benefit the large Portuguese
Community in Canada and the business and tourism segments in
The agreement provides for TAP to place its
code, TP, on Air Canada flights between Canadian cities and
international gateways, such as: Newark (USA), London (UK) or
It also allows Air Canada to place its
flight code, AC, on flights operated by TAP Portugal between
Lisbon or Porto and the above-mentioned gateways. Both carriers
will thus offer services between Portugal and Canada, via selected
connecting points, each one using its own code throughout the
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