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Albuquerque says cancellation of 360 TAP flights is a “disaster” for the company

The president of the Madeira Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, considered that the cancellation of 360 TAP flights on December 8 and 9, some of them for the region, is a “disaster” for the company.

Asked by journalists about the TAP strike and the cancellation of flights 360 on December 8 and 9, which will also affect Madeira, the head of the Madeiran executive said that, fortunately, the region has 34 companies in operation and 90 routes🇧🇷

“We have companies that can overcome this situation in TAP, which is very embarrassing. At a time when we need to have the national company in operating conditions, in high season, with a large influx of tourists and locals, the situation of cancellations […] It’s a disaster for the company,” he said.

Miguel Albuquerque was speaking on the sidelines of an action to promote Madeira shrimp, which was taking place in a restaurant in the center of Funchal.

This is the country we have and the management we have. Nothing works. the SEF [Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras] it doesn’t work, the TAP doesn’t work”, he criticized.

The president of the Government of Madeira, from the PSD/CDS-PP coalition, added that Ryanair, “the company that many said was not good”, offers 355,000 seats a year to Funchal and “the flights have an average occupancy of almost 92 % and generates profits”. “It’s the difference,” concluded Miguel Albuquerque🇧🇷

TAP crew members approve strike for December 8 and 9

The executive president of TAP, Christine Ourmières-Widener, has announced this Wednesday that the company will cancel 360 flights on December 8 and 9, days of the cabin crew strike, which will affect some 50,000 passengers and cause a loss of eight million euros in revenue.

🇧🇷[O sindicato] decided to hold the assembly on December 6, two days before the strike. […] Regardless of what the union decides, and due to the size of TAP, it will be too late to do anything properly organized. For this reason, we made the decision to cancel the 360 ​​flights, ”he said, at a press conference.

The TAP team will continue with a strike on December 8 and 9summoned by the National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC), indicating as reasons “dissatisfaction, revolt and malaise” among the workers.

TAP and the unions are in negotiations for the revision of the Company Agreement (AE), within the framework of the restructuring plan.

The company proposes salary cuts and more flexible hours, among other measures.

Source: Observadora

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