Portuguese carrier TAP has added flights from London City airport to Lisbon.

The expansion means that the airline now runs services from three London airports.

The flights between London City and Lisbon will operate with a 106-seat Embraer 190 aircraft.

The winter schedule sees two daily flights on weekdays being operated from London City and one flight a day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Flights connect in Lisbon with flights to 70 destinations including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife e Brasília in Brazil; Accra in Ghana and domestic points such as Funchal, Faro and Ponta Delgada.

London City chief commercial officer Richard Hill said: “I’m thrilled to welcome TAP to London City Airport.

“Not only does the airline add an exciting new name to the list of operators at LCY, it brings a new route for us – the first time the airport has offered direct flights to Lisbon – and in addition offers great connecting opportunities, through TAP’s Lisbon hub on to Africa and the Americas.”