Friday, 26 July 2013

Lisbon, Portugal - No Second Low-Cost Airport for Now. reported yesterday that the Portuguese Secretary of State for Transport, Sr. Sérgio Monteiro, in an address whilst opening a new shopping complex at Lisbon Airport, had advised that the Portuguese Government had decided that no new infrastructure in the form of a "second low-cost" airport was necessary, at present.

This appears to terminate the ongoing discussions about the possibility of using one of the airbases at Montijo, Alverca or Sintra for low-cost operations.

It is suggested that recent studies indicate that the existing Lisbon Portela Airport could have capacity, with investment, for up to 22 million pax per year well up on the 18 million previous forecast to be reached in 2018.  

Article (In Portuguese) here: