TAP CEO expects cancellations until mid-August

  • ECO News
  • 12 July 2022

TAP's flight cancellations are expected to continue until mid-August. This is the expectation of the airline’s CEO, Christine Ourmières-Widener.

Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO of TAP, believes the state of Lisbon’s Airport and the airline’s cancellations will last “until mid-August,” she said in an interview with Jornal de Notícias.

“TAP faces difficulties for two main reasons: the navigation system at Lisbon Airport [which is full] and problems with handling. We do not have the same constraints at Porto because the airport is very different,” the CEO said. Still, she stressed that they have been working with everyone to solve the problem and that NAV, which manages air traffic, is trying to negotiate a new agreement with the Ministry of Defence.

Christine Ourmières-Widener finally admitted that the number of cancelled flights will have an impact on TAP’s accounts, but not only. The CEO stated that the impact is also on “reputation, image and customer loyalty”.