University and Erasmus Students


TAP is the best friend for both University and Erasmus students

Following on from the success of the recent initiative, TAP has relaunched a special campaign for University students offering an extra 10kg of luggage completely free of charge.

This campaign applies to University students who are travelling between Portugal and the Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores and vice versa, plus also to University students on European exchange programmes travelling under the conditions below on any flight operated by TAP. 


  • For students who purchase one-way tickets or round trip tickets between the Autonomous Regions and mainland Portugal, which may be purchased in mainland Portugal or in the autonomous regions;
  • For Erasmus students or for students on other University exchange programmes in Europe, the XBAG will only apply when they purchase either a one way ticket departing from Portuguese airports or a round trip ticket with the journey starting at Portuguese airports.

This offer is available immediately and shall continue to apply until stated otherwise. 

TAP will therefore transport an extra 10 kg of luggage, totally free of charge, for any student complying with the above conditions. This translates to the transportation of 30 kg in economy class (tap|plus, tap|classic, tap|basic, tap|discount) or 40 kg in business class (tap|executive), whatever the ticket price paid by the student. 

To benefit from this promotion, bookings can be made through any TAP channel or in travel agencies. At check-in students must show their University card or a letter confirming their registration in a European exchange programme. 

This is a joint initiative between TAP and ESN (International Exchange Erasmus Student Network).

To find out more about this organisation, click here.