Ryanair calls for “immediate opening” of Montijo airport, the “obvious solution”


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Irish company asks government to “stop wasting time on ‘studies’ and ‘commissions'”.

The Independent Technical Commission (CTI) considered Montijo to be an unviable option for increasing airport capacity, but Ryanair is asking the government to move ahead immediately with the creation of a new infrastructure in that municipality on the south bank of the Tagus.

The airline is calling on the government to “stop wasting time on ‘studies’ and ‘commissions’ and deliver much-needed growth in air transport and tourism to Lisbon”. In a statement, it said that “the solution to Lisbon’s capacity crisis is obvious and lies just across the bay in Montijo”.

Ryanair is therefore calling for “the urgent opening of Montijo Airport following yesterday’s announcement by the Independent Technical Commission on the new airport in the Lisbon area”, in order to “provide Lisbon and Portugal with the additional connectivity and tourism/jobs growth needed to stimulate the economy.”

The Strategic Environmental Assessment coordinated by the Independent Technical Commission concluded that the Humberto Delgado + Alcochete Shooting Range option is the most advantageous, taking into account the criteria analyzed. Montijo is considered unviable.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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