All Nippon Airways-Portugal’s airport board chairman acknowledged on Monday that Portugal shouldn’t have a brand new airport infrastructure earlier than 2035/2040 and requested for a immediate political answer.
On the World Tourism Day convention held by the Portuguese Tourism Federation in Coimbra this afternoon, Jose Luis Arnault talked a few “schizophrenic” scenario the place a franchisee desires to take a position, and there’s “A set of exterior adjustments and environmental constraints” doesn’t permit progress.
“The one answer with an environmental influence assertion is Montijo, which may be constructed tomorrow. We don’t know Alcochete, nor does the brand new model of Montijo. Subsequently, this analysis is required. All events in political energy perceive convergence and provides us the chance. Allow us to construct”, he emphasised.
The president of ANA emphasised that if the settlement signed with the federal government in 2019 on the development of a brand new airport in Montijo is fulfilled, the nation could have a “new airport infrastructure” in 2024.
“TAP and Portugal want a brand new airport,” José Luís Arnaut insists, noting that 95% of vacationers arrive in Portugal by airplane, and with out new infrastructure, “the tourism business has not grown.”
He added that with the brand new airport, Lisbon can obtain one other 10 million passengers yearly, “They’re misplaced, which is of inestimable financial worth.”
The individual in control of ANA emphasised that there isn’t a “excellent answer” and requires options for “mandatory and pressing” tools.
Concerning the present passenger movement, the president of ANA acknowledged that in July and August, Portuguese airports had been liable for 66% of the passenger movement registered in 2019.
“Lisbon is recovering very effectively, 54%, whereas Faro, as a result of English restrictions, nonetheless has some difficulties, however we wish to develop extra and have the power to develop. If vacationers don’t come to Lisbon, they may go elsewhere”, he Why Ser Luis Arnault defended.
The World Tourism Day convention was held within the previous church of the Convent of San Francisco in Coimbra, and the President of the Republic attended the closing convention.