Portuguese carrier TAP Portugal will launch Tallinn-Lisbon flights in summer 2014, which makes several destinations in South America and Africa more accessible for Estonians, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Tallinn Airport board member Erik Sakkov said that TAP Portugal will present its flight schedule in the coming days.
Sakkov said that opening the TAP Portugal route is a remarkable investment in the Estonian economy and will bring tourists to Estonia and will expand trade and export possibilities for Estonian businessmen at the South American market too.
"Addition of TAP Portugal to the list of carriers flying from Tallinn brings new destinations and possibilities to get to the Azores, Madeira, Cabo Verde islands and Brazil with just one stopover," said Sakkov.
The Lisbon flight will be the longest (3,314 km) regular flight from Tallinn. A319, A320 and A321 planes will travel the distance in nearly 5 hours.