Portuguese national carrier TAP Air Portugal just inaugurated its daily Tel Aviv – Lisbon flights. Now, flights leave Lisbon at 2:20 pm each day and arrive in Tel Aviv at 9:30 pm, as reported by Globes. From Tel Aviv, flights depart at 5:05 am, arriving in Lisbon at 9:00 am.

TAP is competing on the route with El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. unit Sun D’Or, which offers four to five weekly flights.as well as Israel carriers Arkia Airlines Ltd. and Israir Airlines and Tourism Ltd., which operate flights to Portugal on a seasonal basis.

TAP’s Lisbon-Tel Aviv flights are part of a global expansion, which includes new routes this year from Lisbon to Naples, Tenerife, Dublin, Basel and Conakry. The Portuguese carrier is also targeting the Israel-North America market by offering stopovers in Lisbon.