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Airport essential

President of TAP, Fernando Pinto, says the construction of Alcochete airport is “essential for the company” while complaining about the limitations at Portela airport in Lisbon.

He stressed that TAP has difficulties achieving the necessary conditions to offer six new European destinations.

These new destinations are set to start operating next summer and include new flights to Vienna, Athens, Dusseldorf, Bordeaux, Manchester and Dubrovnik. 

Fernando Pinto believes these new routes will increase company profits.