TAP, the leading carrier to Portugal, currently flies to over 82 destinations across 35 countries, operating an average of 2500 flights a week. A member of the Star Alliance since 2005, the company’s Portuguese character, brand and quality of service drives TAP’s strategy, winning the airline many awards including, most recently, the 2015 World Travel Awards as Europe’s Leading Airline to South America, Africa and Leading Inflight Magazine. TAP’s widely connected network ensures accessibility all over the world and serves strategic destinations across Europe, Africa and Central and South America. From the UK, TAP offers year-round direct flights to Lisbon and Porto from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports. Further afield, TAP flies direct to South America and is known as the frequent flyer to Brazil from Lisbon and Porto, offering up to 65 scheduled flights a week to Belem, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Campinas, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo. With 15 weekly scheduled flights to New York, Miami, Caracas, Bogota and Panama City, TAP has also got the Americas covered. TAP also flies to 14 destinations in Africa including Accra, Dakar, Luanda, Praia, Casablanca, Sal, Tangier, Algiers, Marrakech, Sao Tome, Bamako, Maputo, Sao Vicente and Boa Vista with 61 scheduled flights per week.