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Porto and Lisbon connected all the time!
The air shuttle offers 18 return flights a day. Flights from Porto to Lisbon take off at regular intervals between 5:30 am and 9:30 pm and in the opposite direction between 6:00 am and 10:25 pm. This guarantees full connectivity to all of TAP’s network, eliminating long waits between flights.
As a rule, four 70-seater ATR72 aircraft are used for the air shuttle flights. The ATR72 is a very comfortable plane and flight time is nearly the same as that of the airplanes currently used on this route.
At times when demand is greater, aircraft of the Airbus A320 family is used, and the new Embraer190 may also be used on occasion.
The “Ponte Aérea” offers very competitive prices to travel between Porto and Lisbon and an innovative product, with dedicated check-in counters with fast and easy passenger boarding.
Advantages of taking the new Air Shuttle
Frequent flights, fast, easy and flexibility
18 daily direct flights between Porto and Lisbon.
Check-in available up to 20 minutes before takeoff, at dedicated check-in areas.
Flexibility in changing tickets:
Without seat reservation and on the same day as the original flight: no additional cost for the passenger.
With a seat reservation and on the same day as the original flight: a 30€ fee is applied.
With a seat reservation on the days following the date of the original flight and the alteration of the booking is made before the original date / flight: there is a €30 fee plus any difference in the ticket price.
If you do not show up for your flight or the booking is altered after the original flight date: there is a €60 fee (the ticket will be reissued within 24 hours of the booking), plus any difference in the ticket price.
In Porto and Lisbon, dedicated areas to Ponte Aérea were created, in order to facilitate your way in the airport.
- Check-in Counters: 18 and 19
- Boarding gate: 32
- Check-in Counters: 6 and 7
- Security Control: near the check-in counters 6 and 7
- Boarding gates: 7, 8A and 8B
Even if you've already checked-in, get quicker to the gate, without the usual queues, by always using the dedicated security control counters for the Ponte Aérea (only for departures from Lisbon).
ATR 72 and, occasionally, Embraer 190 and Airbus A320 aircraft.
ATR72, Embraer and Airbus In-flight Service
- Free ice-cream between 11:00 and 18:00 until October. At other times, we will continue to provide smoothies, a natural, healthy product that is enjoyable at any time of day.
- There is tea/coffee service instead of smoothies on flights using the ATR72 and Embraer fleets.
- Booking changes for Award Tickets maintaining the same day of travel:
a €30 fee will be charged for this change with mandatory seat assignment. If the booking is changed to another day, the general rules of the Victoria Programme will apply.
- Fixed number of miles required to redeem award tickets for return (round-trip) flights on the Air Shuttle:
5000 miles (Saving Season) and 7500 miles (High Season).
- Fixed number of miles accumulated per flight:
100 miles (tap|discount), 150 miles (tap|basic) e 250 miles (tap|plus).
Passengers with Special Needs
Our services will give you all the assistance you need to make sure your journey goes smoothly, as requested on your reservation. As soon as you get to the airport, go to your flight’s check-in desk.
In order for us to guarantee providing the best assistance possible, you should inform your flight’s check-in desk at least 45 minutes before takeoff.
Click here for more details on assistance for passengers with special needs.
Passengers with Special Baggage
In order for us to guarantee better handling of your special baggage (animals, sports equipment, musical instruments etc.) you should inform your flight’s check-in desk at least 30 minutes before takeoff.
Click here for more information on the conditions for baggage transport.
Please make sure you allow enough time for eventual queues at the bag drop desks and security check points, especially when in transfer and with luggage.