Madeira regional government criticises TAP prices

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 14-01-2020 16:16:00 · 0 Comments

The president of Madeira's regional government, Miguel Albuquerque, on Tuesday reaffirmed that only those who do not live in the autonomous region can consider TAP's prices cheap, reacting to statements made by the minister of infrastructure in a parliamentary hearing.

The minister of infrastructure and housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, said on Monday that if TAP were private, as the Democratic Socialist Party (PSD) wanted, passengers would have to pay the prices that the company wanted.

"Do not doubt that if the state were not in TAP, the concern with the cost of Madeira's tickets" would not take place in parliament, as the company would be private, he said.

Pedro Nuno Santos was responding at a joint parliamentary hearing of the budget and finance and economy, innovation, public works and housing committees, as part of the special assessment of the state budget for 2020 (OE2020) - to PSD/Madeira MP Paulo Neves.

Miguel Albuquerque reacted on Tuesday to these statements, saying that “if the minister thinks that charging €600 is cheap, I would like him to say what he reckons is expensive".


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