NS Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary announced on Tuesday that Portugal will have 26 new routes this winter. This investment will also create 300 new jobs.
“We will put more planes in Lisbon, we will create more jobs in Lisbon, we will boost growth and help Portugal recover from the Covid-19 pandemic crisis faster.”, said Michael O’Leary, at a press conference, citing TVI24.
In addition, Lisbon Airport will feature three new aircraft and 4% additional seats. On the other hand, there will be a 6% reduction in fuel consumption.
The new routes from Lisbon, Porto and Faro are bound for Bari, Agadir, Lanzarote, Malta and Palermo.
In early August, Ryanair revealed that it will invest $300 million (€253.4 million) in Lisbon Airport, where it will dedicate three more aircraft starting in November as part of its winter 2021 schedule.
Thus, the company will have a total of seven aircraft at its base in Lisbon and will operate 50 routes and more than 250 weekly flights from Lisbon, including 22 new routes to destinations, which are in Italy, Morocco, France, Spain, Poland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, the countries In a statement.
Ryanair attacks the government (and TAP)
Ryanair asked the Portuguese government: “Why is Montego still not working? Why do they keep delaying Montego Airport?”
In addition, he also attacked the executive branch, claiming that it continues to Allowing TAP to fill vacancies at Lisbon Airport that end up never being used.
“If these khans are liberated, we will invest more in Portugal and tourism will recover faster,” O’Leary was quoted as saying by the business press.
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