“Chega registers the approval of TAP's restructuring plan by Brussels, but it cannot fail to point out the extraordinary lie of the Government when it says that we will not have redundancies, nor a tiny TAP”, reads the statement.

According to the party, the minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, "knows well that TAP's operational reduction will be very significant, affecting its capacity and dignity, and will limit the lives of many employees and their families”.

“At the same time, we remain unaware of the brutal costs of this restructuring, as well as no clear limit on the money taxpayers will spend on TAP. There has to be a limit to public spending, or TAP will become the biggest drain on public money,” he said.