TAP Portugal to launch New York and Boston routes

Portugal’s leading airline will launch daily service to Boston and New York from Lisbon in June and July. TAP Portugal’s Boston service will begin on June 11 and the New York service will commence on July 1. TAP will compete with fellow Portuguese airline SATA International on the Boston-Lisbon route. No carrier currently flies between New York and Lisbon, however TAP and United offer service to the Portuguese capital from Newark. The flights will be operated with Airbus A330 planes, which TAP will take delivery of in June. They’ll feature…

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Air India to fly Dreamliners on domestic routes

As per a report in Business Standard, Air India plans to raise its capacity on domestic routes by using wide-bodied Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes on high-capacity routes. Currently, the state-owned airline uses narrow body Airbus A320 on such routes. Simultaneously, the airline will fly the A320s between the Tier-II and Tier-III cities, which experts believe has a huge potential due to the government’s stress on regional route expansion. “Immediately, we need to strengthen the domestic market and increase capacity. We will strengthen the existing routes by adding capacity, because there is…

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