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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Porto council accuses TAP of 'colonialist' view of north of country




Porto, May 29, 2020 (Lusa) - Porto City Council said on Friday that the TAP statement proves the airline's "colonialist" and "exclusively touristic" view of the North, accusing the company of acting as "a private operator of the economy".
The reaction comes after Wednesday the company's Executive Committee decided to suspend its initial plan to resume routes from June.
"The statement issued by the company did not reassure the business community or Porto City Council because the company indicates that it will only meet with regional tourism organizations".
The municipality stresses that, regardless of the importance of the tourism sector for the city of Porto and the northern region, there are business sectors that depend on good and frequent air connections to strategic cities from the point of view of economic development and attracting investment.
For the Porto City Council, destinations such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva or Milan are absolutely strategic, not only to guarantee the mobility of the Portuguese who work and live in the North of the country, but also as a guarantee that sectors such as footwear or textiles continue to see connections that are "effective, fast and independent of the wishes of the market".
"TAP's merely tourist vision in its relationship with Porto airport is therefore proof that the company had only increased its operation at Francisco Sá Carneiro in recent years for merely opportunistic reasons and not because of strategic will or the desire to assume the role of a real flagship airline, capable of ensuring strategic connections for the national economic balance and the mobility of all Portuguese, particularly from the Diaspora," the municipality points out.
The council, led by independent Rui Moreira, considers that the idea that, after the pandemic, flights from Porto Airport will no longer be in demand is a false one, and stresses that TAP's justification is not sustained, as demonstrated by the "almost immediate recovery of the other foreign airlines", nor is it consistent with "the existence of a hinterland that represents more than 5 million citizens from the north and centre of the country and a large part of Galicia".
Admitting, however, that TAP is interested in meeting demand, the municipality considers that the national flagship airline "is in fact behaving as a private agent of the economy".
"Since this is legitimate, it is no longer acceptable for it to invoke the public interest and thus seek subsidies from the Portuguese State for an operation that has to be sustainable and which it says is profitable from Lisbon. Any attempt to subvert this argument can only be de facto called provincial".
For the municipality, the "contempt of TAP" for Porto airport "is not acceptable", so it considers, if there is a desire to continue or return to being a flagship company, supported by the State, TAP "is required to resume the operation at least to the same extent and proportion as it previously operated and to do so by communicating clearly, distinguishing "flights" from "routes" at each airport".
In the note, the council recalls that in July 2019, TAP operated 297 weekly flights from Porto, 183 of which to Europe, 12 intercontinental and 102 between Porto and Lisbon. These flights corresponded to 13 routes to European airports (including Funchal and Ponta Delgada), three to Brazil and the United States and also the air bridge to the capital.
With the proposed reduction, TAP would no longer have the capacity to carry around 25, 000 passengers per week to Europe.
"In other words, TAP, a flagship airline that flies the national colours and in which the Portuguese State is the main shareholder with 50% of the capital, would now operate from Porto, only 0.04% to Europe, compared to 2019. Outside Europe, the operation would become zero". The municipality stresses that although the company announced that it would review the recovery plan, the changes it intends to introduce are not yet known.
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Agency : LUSA

Date : 2020-05-30 09:38:26







 

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