Talks ‘on track’ over Ryanair keeping Azores base – regional government

The Azores regional government’s negotiations on low-cost airline Ryanair keeping its current base in the archipelago are “on track” – according to the secretary for tourism, transport and infrastructure – even as the company that manages Portugal’s airports stressed the need for the national government to act swiftly to resolve outstanding issues. “At the moment, on our side, the issues are very well underway, but there are, in fact, still situations to resolve with ANA,” Cabral told reporters in Ponta Delgada on Thursday after a meeting with the board of ANA, the airports management company owned by France’s Vinci. “And these are the ones that are pending and an agreement is only closed when it is closed with the three parties.”