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TAP Honours Madeiran Founder

TAP has confirmed that one of its new Airbus A330neo’s, registration number CS-TUF has been named in honour of the explorer ‘Bartolomeu Perestrelo,’ who under the reign and orders of D. João I of Portugal, along with Tristao Vaz Teixeira and João Gonçalves Zarco discovered both Porto Santo and Madeira

Bartolomeu Perestrelo was a knight of the House dos Infantes D. João and D. Henrique and was the first donating captain of Porto Santo, a position he held until his death in 1458. In a statement, the airline said that Perestrelo now joins other historical personalities already honoured by the airline in its long-haul fleet. Also, by naming the aircraft after one of the islands discoverers reinforces TAP’s participation in spreading the history of the Madeira archipelago around the world.

Samantha Gannon

info at madeira-weekly.com

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