Ryanair boss wants second Lisbon airport

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 02-09-2015 12:06:00 · 0 Comments
Ryanair boss wants second Lisbon airport

The chairman of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, said on Wednesday that a second Lisbon airport in Montijo on the south bank of the Tagus had to be opened “urgently” and accused airport manager Vinci of strangling his company’s growth potential.

"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 ".


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