Friday, 6 September 2013

easyJet discontinuing flights from Lisbon to Roma, Valência e Oviedo

Low Cost Portugal today reports that has announced it will be discontinuing routes to Venice, Roma, Valência and Oviedo over the next few months.

I understand part of the reason for these cancellations is the ending of per passenger subsidies from the Portuguese tourism authorities.

More here (in Portuguese)

easyJet deixa de operar voos de Lisboa para Roma, Valência e Oviedo

I am extremely concerned with the number of routes to Portuguese Airports currently under threat.

If airlines are not prepared to operate routes without subsidies and tourists are not prepared to pay higher prices to visit destinations like Lisbon, the implications for Portugal's tourism industry are serious.