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JetBlue Partners with TAP Portugal to Offer Direct Flights to Lisbon

Flying to Lisbon from the East Coast is about to get easier.

Flying to Lisbon from the East Coast is about to get easier, as JetBlue is teaming up with TAP, Portugal’s leading carrier, to offer non-stop flights to Lisbon from JFK and Boston for as low as $799.

Beginning on June 11, daily flights will depart from Boston at 7:45 p.m. and arrive in Lisbon at 7:20 the following morning, with returns from Lisbon scheduled for 2:25 p.m., which will arrive in Boston at 5:00 p.m.

Roundtrip fares from JFK will commence on July 1, with flights departing at 11:30 p.m. and arriving in Lisbon at 11:30 the next morning. Departures from Lisbon are scheduled for 5:00 p.m., and will arrive in JFK at 8:00 p.m.

And whether you’re flying out of Boston or New York, you’ll get to sit back in the comfortable, newly built Airbus A330s, which will include 20 lie-flat seats in executive class, extra seat room in economy, and Panasonic’s EX-3 on-demand entertainment systems.

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TAP and JetBlue will benefit from the partnership by selling connecting seats on each other’s flights. For example, a JetBlue customer could book a trip from Pittsburg to Lisbon via Boston, with JetBlue flying from Pittsburg to Boston, and TAP flying from Boston to Lisbon.

They hope the new service will increase tourism in Portugal, and that Lisbon will serve as an entryway to the rest of Europe for U.S. travelers coming from the East Coast.

TAP currently flies to Lisbon from Newark and Miami, and offers flights from Newark to Porto twice a week. But once the summer flights launch, TAP’s U.S. service will amount to 30 flights per week.

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