“This new operations chart redesigns the airspace, with space assignments in time periods in the military areas of Monte Real and Sintra, contributing positively to the reduction of aircraft delays and the greater optimisation of the capacity of the terminal area and approaches to the airport”, reads a statement sent by the air navigation services provider.
NAV clarified that the new agreement was made within the framework of the Permanent Body for the Coordination of the Management and Use of Airspace (OCEA), which includes the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), the National Aeronautical Authority (AAN), NAV Portugal and the Portuguese Air Force.
The operations letter for the summer will allow, according to NAV, “an optimisation of the conciliation of military activity and civil aviation, in air navigation services”.
“This initiative, the result of a strong and frank spirit of cooperation between the various participating entities, aims to boost more traffic, allowing new access routes to airspace in the areas surrounding Humberto Delgado airport, enhancing greater benefits for users of this infrastructure”, added the NAV.
The problem is not in the air, but on the ground.
Processing people through immigration on arrival, check-in security on departure are the main culprits for Lisbon Airport's problems.
This is further compounded by the inefficiency of Ground-Force staff and operational procedures as a result of inadequacies/inappropriate staff training but primarily the lack of understanding and care!
By Mr Ezekiel M Simon from UK on 10 Jul 2022, 18:46
The real problem is that air-side staff have been reduced to suit the pandemic and the remainder are being paid less. Companies are no recruiting staff, but trying to recruit them at the reduced wages. Finding staff willing to work for less at a time of high inflation of the cost of living, who are also able to pass the necessary security checks, is not easy. Solution: offer more money, simple.
By John Spedding from Beiras on 11 Jul 2022, 11:26