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1.5 Million Seats Lost Due to Airline Bankruptcies

Francisco Pita, from ANA Vinci Airports Portugal, recently spoke at the opening session of the XIII Annual Tourism Conference, organised by the Madeira Delegation of the Order of Economists. In his speech, he said that “in recent years, fourteen European airlines have collapsed, nine of which flew to Madeira, which has led to the loss of 1.5 million airline seats.

However, despite the bankruptcies, the impact of the number of people travelling through Madeira’s International Airport has not been as detrimental as first envisaged.  Eduardo Jesus, the Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture said that the encouraging figures are testimony to the work that has been done to find alternatives and to react positively to challenging situations.

Samantha Gannon

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