Asked by journalists about this hypothesis, the head of State replied: "I realise that it is a hypothesis opened by the Government for total privatisation".

"I also realised what I had already said several times, that there are more interested parties than I thought, which means that it is an interesting business. It's not just the classics, but there are others. It's a good sign", he considered.

Asked whether or not he has any objection to a possible total privatisation of TAP, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa declared: "If it is economically, financially, from a Portuguese point of view, the best solution, it is the best solution".