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A tender has been opened for other companies to take TAP ports in Lisbon

A tender has been opened for other companies to take TAP ports in Lisbon

Interested airlines can now apply for 18 slots (Landing and takeoff times) in Lisbon, belonging to the Portuguese TAP airline. This operation is part of an agreement between the Portuguese government and the European Union to grant aid to the national company during the pandemic.

The process will start now and is expected to be completed by the middle of the year. Utilization slots The winning company will only be allowed as of the end of October, in the so-called winter season (low season), Notifies Notícias ao Minuto.

In December 2021, the European Commission gave permission for Portugal to provide 2.55 billion euros in restructuring assistance to TAP, with some buildings. Someone is asking another airline to get up to 18 locations per day for free to create a new base or expand an existing base at Lisbon Airport to protect free competition.

The call for proposals was published on February 25 by the management consulting firm Alcis Advisers, which Brussels has appointed as a follow-up trustee to oversee the implementation of Portugal’s commitments.

As per the published guidelines, TAP will have to provide time slots corresponding to 20 minutes for short trips and 60 minutes for long trips in relation to the times requested by the competitor. IF I DON’T HAVE TAP slots During the time window, . will be transferred slots closest to the desired time. hours slots Arrival and departure times will be determined to allow the Competitor to reasonably handle the aircraft.

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If no airline is selected to receive slotsAlcis Advice will issue another call for proposals before the general procedure for the allocation of time slots for Summer 2023. Subsequent bids may be called up to the total number slots no later than December 31, 2025.

The European Commission will evaluate all proposals before making a decision. Air carriers must submit expressions of interest within the established eligibility criteria by March 24, 2022. Eligible applicants must submit their full proposals by May 12, 2022. The committee intends to make a decision by the week of June 13, 2022, after which the advisors will issue a confirmation request for a potential winner.