The national airline was present on both days of the Red Bull Air Race, held in Porto on 2-3 September after an absence of eight years. In an unprecedented move, TAP was there with two aircraft taking part in low-altitude demonstration flights over the River Douro, which brought even more emotion to this competition.
Ten years after its debut, the banks of the Douro, between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, once again welcomed the best sports aviation pilots, in an event in which TAP was represented by two of its aircraft.
At 1pm on Saturday, the ATR 72-600 made TAP’s debut in the Red Bull Air Race, representing the airline’s regional fleet and the TAP Express brand.
The icing on the cake was the closing event, when TAP introduced its A330-300 with the Portugal Stopover livery in a low altitude flight that was one of this highlights of the Red Bull Air Race. The spectators applauded this huge aircraft, which is 63 metres long and has a wingspan of 60 metres, as it flew over Porto.
The public were also able to visit the TAP stall in the Air Race Village at the Queimódromo next to the Parque da Cidade, where there was no shortage of games, travel prizes and entertainment.
Watch the video of the event here, where you can also hear the praise from those present, including CEO Fernando Pinto and the company’s new CCO, Antonoaldo Neves.