“Unfortunately, the delay in choosing the solution to expand Lisbon's capacity is leading to the refusal of flights for next year. We estimate that there are 730 thousand places that will not be carried out and some of them concern places on routes that serve hubs and that could have provided increased connectivity to Lisbon airport. It is urgent that this problem be solved”, said Thierry Ligonnière.

Ligonnière said that ANA is “doing everything” to improve the operational part of the airport and be more productive.