At the "Local Power, PRR and Decentralization" conference in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the Porto district, the two mayors considered that TAP "does not serve the country", and the effort required from the Portuguese was "revolting".
“TAP is a remnant of a colonial company, it is nothing more. It doesn't serve us here [North]”, said Rui Moreira.
In the mayor's opinion, the air carrier is a "disaster and will continue to be a disaster", questioning why Portugal has invested 3.2 billion euros in the company.
Carlos Moedas also classified TAP as a “total shame” and a “sad episode” for the country.
“TAP is a total disgrace, it shows that it is not just a question of being a government totally leaning on the left, but of total disorientation”, he said.
For the social democrat, “it is revolting” for all Portuguese “the effort” that was made.
Moedas also underlined the need to move towards a new airport in Lisbon to achieve “more and better tourism”.
“If we want more talent and more and better tourism, we must have a new airport now”, underlined the official, adding that he will address the issue with the PS Government.
Entirely agree with the Majors. Not many European airlines are good... but TAP is a national embarrassment.
By Olin from Lisbon on 31 Jan 2023, 17:44
I recently flew with TAP; beautiful new plane, deoarted on time, arrived early. I don't see how a new airport on the so side of the Tejo will make things better...this move is simply the RE developers in Comporta trying to get the airport nearer to them. Leave current airport and simply restfucture it . L
By LABCO from Lisbon on 01 Feb 2023, 13:08
Let only people with their fiscal domicile in Lisbon pay for this disaster or make a favour to all the Portuguese and declare insolvency.
By Diogo F. from Lisbon on 01 Feb 2023, 14:28
TAP...Champagne taste...Beer pocket money...Excellent airplanes...including 330 neo...Incompetent Management combined with corruption...equal merde...
By Sakamoto Suarez from Lisbon on 01 Feb 2023, 18:28
Should have had a DNR label years ago
By John from Alentejo on 01 Feb 2023, 18:35
Unfortunately, nothing will change. Like nothing ever really changes in Portugal. For better or worse.
By Tom from Lisbon on 01 Feb 2023, 20:23
Like I've said before TAP means Take Another Plane
By Tony B from USA on 04 Feb 2023, 19:17