BE accuses TAP of wanting to turn Porto airport into a “stopover” for Lisbon


The blocist deputy elected by Porto José Soeiro considered it essential that “TAP bet on Porto airport as an “infrastructure to be able to attract passengers to the entire North region”.

In today’s edition, “Jornal de Noticias” reports that, compared to the summer of 2019, TAP will operate seven fewer routes and offer 705 thousand fewer seats from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, unlike the main international companies that reinforce presence from Porto.

“This phenomenon of concentration is highly negative [em Lisboa] and transforming Porto airport into a kind of stopover connecting Lisbon airport. This is obviously not disconnected from what has been happening in the sector, it is not disconnected from previous processes, it has to do with the privatization of ANA and with the State policy of the airport itself”, said José Soeiro.

For BE, TAP’s decision to reduce routes from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport “is a negative decision and which, incidentally, confirms a strategy that has been followed by downsizing” the Porto airport.

“What we have been witnessing is a subordination of Porto airport and a concentration of the operation in Lisbon, transforming Lisbon into the center where international flights are made and Porto has a connection to Lisbon”, he reinforced. .

The deputy also stressed that it is “fundamental from the economic point of view, from the point of view of Tourism but also from the point of view of connecting the people of Porto” to maintain routes in the North.

“The Left Bloc intends to take this matter to Parliament to discuss how to confront the Government and in Parliament”, guaranteed José Soeiro.


Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.

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