TAP CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener

TAP’s flight cancellation chaos has peaked, says CEO

Chief executive officer (CEO) of TAP Christine Ourmières-Widener has said today that flight cancellations at Portuguese airports (namely Lisbon) “have already peaked” and are due not just to one problem, but a “long list” of them. She then produced one that hasn’t been widely discussed: “When we look at our scheduled flights and all the factors at play we see that we have reached the peak already, we don’t need to wait for August, because our peak started in July and the same happened to all the companies due to the `slots’ rules, whose regulation and rules were late…” Ms Ourmières-Widener was speaking in Sao Paulo to mark the increase from two to three weekly flights between Porto and the Brazilian airport.