In celebration of its 72nd anniversary, TAP Portugal has painted an A330 aircraft in the livery scheme it first used in the 1950s and has outfitted its flight attendants in 70s-style uniforms for a retro flight experience from Lisbon to Miami International Airport this Friday. This will be the first such flight by TAPPortugal to a U.S. destination, following flights this summer to Toronto and Sao Paulo. News media will have the opportunity to photograph a water-cannon salute for the retro aircraft on the MIA airfield, followed by photo opportunities with the flight crew and passengers after they exit Customs.
The new aircraft has been named “Portugal” as a tribute to both Portugal and the nation’s people. The classic image chosen for this aircraft recreates the original Transportes Aéreos Portugueses typography in the colors that were first displayed on a Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft, received by TAP in July 1955. The last aircraft in this livery was a Boeing 727-200.