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TAP Portugal Pilots to Strike

September 23, 2009 By: Jena Tesse Fox

TAP Portugal has announced that, due to an industrial action called on by the pilots union, some disruptions in its operations are expected for Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25.

The company says that it has taken all measures to minimize its impact on operations and to ensure, as much as possible, that ticketed travel is granted with its own fleet or on alternative flights.

Flights operated by TAP’s regional airline Portugalia (PGA) are not affected and will maintain their actual schedules. As defined by law, minimum services are also granted in order to ensure connections within Portugal on both days, namely between Lisbon and the Azores (all flights) and between Lisbon and Madeira. Flights to Luanda, Angola and to Luxemburg are included as well.

In addition to those, TAP is also re-programming operations as follows: Long haul flights (Brazil, Africa, Venezuela and U.S.) are to be operated mainly on other carriers’ chartered flights. In order to grant services to medium haul destinations, namely Europe, the company is currently working on alternative solutions, which are to be made available at this site as soon as possible. Whenever possible, customers with existing bookings that wish to change their flights to alternative dates may do so (subject to availability).

In order to avoid further inconveniences and have access to updated information on flights, Passengers are kindly requested to contact the company’s Call Center (phone: 707-205-700 in Portugal or 011-351-707-205-700 outside Portugal), consult or contact travel agents prior to travel.

TAP also advises customers to contact the company’s staff or its Handling Agent assisting personnel at the airport for further information.

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