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O’Leary wants competition among airport managers

by TPN/ Lusa, in Regional · 18-05-2017 15:04:00 · 0 Comments

Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, said on Wednesday that Montijo airport on the south bank of the Tagus across from Lisbon, should not be managed by ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal, to make sure that “competition works” and so Lisbon’s second airport would open to traffic sooner.

O’Leary wants competition among airport managers

Asked about the present contract which envisages ANA managing all the Portuguese airports, including Montijo, which is currently just an air force base, Mr O’Leary said it was up to the government to decide about that matter, but added that London had been forced to sell off two of its airports and it was now “breaking records”.
“Real competition is good for the customers”, he said, adding that because of its monopoly, ANA was delaying the opening of Montijo as a secondary airport for the Portuguese capital.
Mr O’Leary told reporters that “if there was another operator in Montijo, the airport would open sooner” and that ANA continued to impose constraints on movements at Lisbon’s main airport and that the number of movements should go up from 40 to 50 an hour.

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Edition 1424
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