The airline said it expected "some disruptions in its operations" but that it "has taken all measures to minimize its impact." Flights operated by its PGA Portugalia Airlines
subsidiary will be unaffected and connections between Lisbon and the Azores, Madeira, Luanda and Luxembourg will be maintained, TAP said.
Portugal's TAP airline has signed a memorandum of agreement to buy 99.8% of Portugalia airlines
(PGA) for EUR140m.
The city is also served by Portugalia Airlines
(0161 4895 049 /www.pga.pt/uk) from Manchester and TAP Air Portugal (0845 601 0932/ www.tap-airportugal.co.uk) from Heathrow.
At a meeting of the CEOs of Swiss Air Lines, DAT Belgian Airlines, TAP, LOT, Volare Group and Portugalia Airlines
in Zurich in February it was decided that the companies would remain committed to the jointly owned and operated Qualifier frequent flyer programme, including all of its key service features.
Comments by 25 May, ref: COMP/M.1957 - Telenor Media/Viag Intercom Transport: Portuguese firm CGD, Partest SA, Banco Comercial Portugues and SairGroup notified on 5 May their joint bid to takeover Portugalia Airlines
. Comments by 26 May, ref: COMP/M.1646 - CGD/Partest/BCP/Sairgroup/PGA
Michelle Wilson travelled with Portugalia Airlines
(0161 4895039) and stayed with Pousadas of Portugal, who can be contacted at Keytel International for prices and brochures on 0171 4028182.
The integration of PGA Portugalia Airlines
, the regional operator TAP Portugal acquired for [euro]140 million, is complete.
Portuguese-based airlines Tap-Air Portugal, Portugalia Airlines
and Air Luxor have all announced that they will be introducing fuel surcharges within the coming weeks.
pilots have scheduled one-day strikes for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, parent TAP Portugal said.
PGA Portugalia Airlines
has added 23 new routes to the system currently offered on the europbyair.com Flight Pass.
TAP Portugal's Pinto also said the acquisition of PGA Portugalia Airlines
officially was completed last Friday.
TAP Portugal's acquisition of PGA Portugalia Airlines
has been cleared by the country's competition authority, AdC, which last month imposed seven conditions on the merger, including a limitation of frequencies between Lisbon and Porto in order to open the route to competing carriers.