Caption: TAP CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener, and the town’s mayor, Carlos Carreiras. Image: TAP

TAP Air Portugal has named an Embraer E190 after the town of ‘Cascais’ – one of the country’s most popular tourist locations.

The municipality is located about 30 kilometers from TAP’s base in Lisbon and has recently become one of the biggest hotspots for international tourists.

Five new names to come

Over the course of 2023, five more of the airline’s E190 and E195 aircraft will be named after regions in Portugal, with the initiative celebrating the six-year anniversary of TAP’s successful ‘Embrace Portugal’ project launched in 2017.

Joining Portugália Airlines, part of the TAP Group, the aircraft will fly under the TAP Express brand on short and medium-haul flights.

TAP Express currently owns a fleet of 16 aircraft – 10 Embraer 190s, with capacity for 106 passengers, and six Embraer 195s, with capacity for 118 passengers.

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