TAP Air Portugal Finalizes A340 Retirement Schedule

In late October 2019, TAP Air Portugal plans to operate its final commercial flight using an Airbus A340 aircraft. According to the STAR Fleet database in mba’s REDBOOK, the company’s fleet includes four active A340-300 aircraft, all of which it received in 1994 and 1995.

In July, the Portuguese flag carrier removed the final A330-300 aircraft from its fleet. After completing the retirement of the A340 fleet, TAP Air Portugal will rely on A330-200 and A330-900neo aircraft for its long-haul operations.

Earlier this month, the airline published an operational report detailing its performance in the first six months of 2019. The company’s cumulative passenger traffic rose 4.8% year-on-year. Also, it added eight cities to its route network: Basel, Chicago, Dublin, Naples, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Tenerife, and Washington.

Source: Simple Flying