Construction of Montijo Airport continues, guarantees the Prime Minister

  • ECO News
  • 14 April 2020

The construction of the new airport in Montijo must continue, guarantees Costa, recalling the contractual obligations of ANA.

The Prime Minister said this Tuesday in an interview with Rádio Observador that the investment in the new airport at Montijo is still on. “This is not the time to disinvest, but to invest,” he argued.

“The contacts I’ve had with ANA, despite the huge daily losses it’s experiencing, is [to] keep the investment schedule as planned, and we’re keeping up the dialogues we’ve started with the municipal councils, particularly that of Moita, to mitigate the environmental impacts,” António Costa said.

Despite anticipating a “downturn” in tourism in the coming years, this does not “compromise” structural investments. The Prime Minister believes a “new international airport will always be necessary” since the growth of the sector in recent years has always been above expectations.

“I hope the investment will be maintained in accordance with the timetable,” the Prime Minister pointed out, mentioning that “the conditions have to be created so that the investment can be made” and recalling the contractual obligations of ANA, the company owned by Vinci that manages the airports in Portugal.

For António Costa, the current situation “continues without dispensing with the need for greater airport capacity.”