Montijo airport’s €48 million ‘compensation package’ too much to decide in time-limit

The €48 million compensation package demanded by APA (Portugal’s environment agency) for approval of the plan for a second Lisbon airport at Montijo is ‘too much to decide in the time-limit’, says airports authority ANA.

Airport bosses have requested an extension of the 10-day limit, which ran out this week.

Civic groups and conservationists are already threatening the project with court embargoes, refuting the argument “there is no plan B”.

This was the stance of prime minister António Costa when his executive presented the ambitious scheme early this year (click here).

But there are in fact a number of Plan B options, the most recent of which was unveiled by a group of experts and civil engineers last month (click here).