airBaltic and TAP Air in codeshare deal

A codeshare agreement has been concluded between Portugal’s TAP Air and Latvian carrier airBaltic.

The Portuguese national flag carrier will place its flight code TP on direct flights between Riga and Lisbon operated by airBaltic, as well as via common gateways between the TAP Air Portugal network and Riga.

airBaltic says the partnership will enable its passengers “more and diversified options to travel within the vast network of TAP Air Portugal including Brazil, Portugal and Africa. In turn this agreement will offer TAP Air Portugal passengers better connectivity to the Baltics, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.”

Martin Gauss, chief executive officer at airBaltic, said TAP Air Portugal was its 21st codeshare partner, “airBaltic will sell flights between Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn and TAP Air Portugal domestic network via Lisbon, as well to Lisbon via common gateways, better connecting Baltics to the world.”

TAP’s CEO, Antonoaldo Neves, added the new partnership “will allow TAP Air Portugal customers to take advantage of new direct flights to Latvia and connecting services to the Baltic countries, thereby adding convenience and travel options to Northern Europe, in complementarity with TAP direct services to Scandinavia and Finland.”

TAP Air Portugal serves 83 destinations in 35 countries while Latvian flag carrier airBaltic serves over 70 from its home base in Riga.

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