TAP Air Portugal Flight Delay Compensation

Claiming compensation for your TAP Air Portugal flight delay

Flight delays and cancellations can be vexing. But there is at least one good thing about a TAP Air Portugal flight delay—you may be entitled to compensation. According to EU Regulation 261, the amount of your refund will depend on the length of your flight. However, you could claim up to €600.

You could also claim compensation in case of a cancelled flight, or if you missed any connecting flights due to delays or cancellations.

Apart from claiming compensation for a cancelled TAP flight, you also have the right to an alternative flight. What is more if your flight was cancelled, you always have the right to rerouting. It doesn’t matter if the flight cancellation was due to bad weather or any other case of extraordinary circumstances. The only condition is that you do not accept any reimbursement offers from the airline.


How can we help you claim compensation for your TAP flight delay?


SkyRefund can make claiming your delay compensation a breeze. All that is required is that you submit the details of any flight that was subject to a delay or cancellation. With the help of our automated compensation calculator, you can check flights that experienced a disruption in the last three years.


Our legal team will use its experience in handling compensation claims and will take all of the necessary steps to ensure that you receive your rightful TAP flight delay compensation. We will take care of all the required communication with TAP and contact any national enforcement bodies. We are even ready to take your case to court, if upholding your right to compensation requires it. We will inform you every time there’s a recent development, but in the meantime you can lay back and relax.


SkyRefund works on a “No Win, No Fee” policy. This means that we would only receive our fee for the provided service if we successfully win your compensation. But if you don’t get paid, we don’t paid.

How much compensation are you entitled to for your flight delay?

Depending on the length of your journey and the duration of the delay you experienced on your TAP Air Portugal flight, you may be entitled to:

€ 250 € 400 € 600
Less than 1500 km Between 1500 & 3500 km More than 3500 km

When can you apply for compensation from TAP Air Portugal?

If your arrival to or from any EU airport was delayed by more than three hours or you were denied boarding, you can apply for compensation. And we suggest doing it with SkyRefund. It’s quick and easy.


Is my flight eligible?


About Montenegro Airlines

TAP, Portugal’s flag carrier was founded in 1945. Its first operations connected Lisbon with Madrid, Porto and with Portugal’s colonies at the time. In 1960, TAP began offering flights to Rio de Janeiro, its first operation to Brazil.


The airline’s first jet services began in 1962. By 1967 TAP had become the first European carrier whose fleet consists entirely of jets. Furthermore by 1964 the company was flying more than a million passengers a year.


More recently, in 2005 TAP became a member of Star Alliance. As a result, it began making use of codesharing opportunities with other alliance members. In 2006, it bought a majority share in the local Portuguese airline Portugalia. Eventually it was rebranded as TAP Express and its entirely fleet is scheduled for renewal.

In addition the early 2000s saw TAP Air Portugal expand to new destinations including Moscow and Helsinki.

Due to economic pressure, the Portuguese government was forced to sell some of its share in the airline. As a result, Atlantic Gateway controls 61% of TAP Portugal’s capital.


The privatisation is considered to have refreshed the airline’s image. Old services were renewed and new ones established. An ongoing campaign advertises Portugal as an attractive tourist spot which travelers from around the world can reach by flying with TAP.


In the fall of 2017 the airline was renamed to TAP Air Portugal. This is the name it flew under between 1979 and 2005.


As of 2017, TAP flies to 87 cities in 34 countries and connects Europe with three more continents. It is the European carrier with the most flights to Brazil. Its fleet currently consists of 70 aircraft and as part of its renewal another 69 have been ordered. In addition, TAP Express has 21 planes in its services, which are used for its short and medium-haul routes.


The main hub for both TAP Air Portugal and TAP Express is Lisbon Airport (LIS). The airport also serves as a major hub for Ryanair and easyJet.



Want to learn more about how to claim flight delay compensation from TAP Air Portugal? Your flight was cancelled and you seek a refund? Be sure to ask us anything you might find relevant to your specific case! We are here to help you!

TAP Air Portugal Rankings

Skytrax, one of the leading online airline review aggregators, has given TAP a rating of 5/10. The grade reflects the quality of the airline’s customer service, value for money as well as various indicators for inflight comfort.

Unfortunately, it does not take into account the frequency with which delays and cancellations occur to TAP Portugal flights.


Luggage and Fare Information

Flying Economy Class to South America? You can bring a single piece hand luggage of up to 10 kg and check-in a bag of up to 23 kg.

When flying to Europe, Africa or North America, you are allowed to take a bag of up to 8 kg onboard and check-in a suitcase of no more than 23 kg.