TAP resumes flights to Guinea-Bissau on Saturday

in News · 06-09-2020 10:00:00 · 1 Comments

The Portuguese Air Transport Company (TAP) resumes commercial flights to Guinea-Bissau on 5 September, interrupted since March due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus, a company source said.

Initially, the company will only fly one flight per week.

On the TAP website it is already possible to buy round-trip tickets Lisbon - Bissau - Lisbon.

To travel to Bissau, passengers are required to present a negative test for covid-19.

Commercial flights to Guinea-Bissau were suspended following the country's border closure in March due to the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

After the first cases of covid-19 were detected, also in March, the Guinean President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, decreed a state of emergency, which will be in effect until 8 September.

Despite the state of emergency, the Guinean authorities have determined to authorize the opening of borders, the resumption of commercial flights and the movement of people.


Comments:

TAP is telling customers with cancelled flights who are due compensation under EU 261/2004 that it is "unable" to make refunds in cash as required by law.

A company that is unable to meet its legal financial obligations is insolvent. Continuing to operate a company when knowingly insolvent is a crime, and the directors are potentially criminally liable.

TAP should call in the administrators and deal with its insolvency in an appropriate manner rather than continue to operate in an illegal manner.

By Paul from Lisbon on 09-09-2020 11:10
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