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TAP loses €6 million even though strike averted

At the end of a disastrous year, TAP has announced that “the strike that didn’t happen” has still cost the airline at least €6 million.
The reason is that publicity of the original strike plan caused 18,000 passengers to cancel their reservations.
But it could have been a lot worse. Of the 130,000 booked to fly TAP between Saturday and next Tuesday (December 30), 112,000 stuck it out and are expected to fly as per their bookings.
According to Expresso on Sunday: “The strike against the privatisation of TAP initially called by 12 unions for the days of December 27, 28, 29 and 30 has not affected any flight or passengers”.