The first ATR 72-600 under the TAP Express colors
After privatization, TAP Portugal the transformation and restructuring process has begun. On 14 January, TAP presented the new operational strategy, which will be implemented starting this year.
Until July, TAP will receive 8 type aircraft ATR 72-600 and 9 Embraer 190 aircraft, which will replace the current Embraer ERJ-145 and Fokker 100 aircraft. The new aircraft will form the fleet of the regional TAP Express, the new airline that will replace the current Portugal (PGA Airlines), from 27 to March 2016.
These days, the first aircraft was presented at Belo Horizonte / Pampulha Carlos Drummond Airport in Andrade, Brazil. ATR TODAY-TODAY (CS-DJA) under the colors TAP Express. She is 0.2 years old and has been transferred from Blue Brazilian Airlines. It has been repainted in TAP Express colors and the delivery flight is set for February 15, following the Belo Horizonte - Recife - Sal Island - Tenerife - Lisbon route.