"Lisbon can grow much more. It is time to consider Montijo. We want to invest in Lisbon but at the moment we are blocked by Portela (Lisbon) airport", he said at a press conference in Lisbon.

Michael O'Leary said that Vinci had turned down his request for more aircraft movements per hour at Lisbon adding that this could only be seen as an intention “not to want to expand so as not to hit the limit set by the government ".