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4 The Portugal News • 13 Oct 2018                                  News


      Ryanair invests €100m in Portugal with 12




      new routes                                                                              Irish budget airline Ryanair announced on
                                                                                              Tuesday that it will be investing around €100
                                                                                              million to create 12 new routes in Portugal for
                                                                                              the summer of 2019, from all of its national
                                                                                              bases.

                                                                                                     yanair CEO Michael     Portugal, that we continue to
                                                                                 CEO Michael
                                                                                 CEO Michael         O’Leary made the       create good jobs for people, and
                                                                                 CEO Michael
                                                                                 CEO Michael
                                                                                 CEO Michael
                                                                                 O’Leary of
                                                                                 O’Leary of          announcement during a  that we reach an agreement with
                                                                                 O’Leary of
                                                                                 O’Leary of
                                                                                 O’Leary of
                                                                                 Ryanair gives
                                                                                 Ryanair gives  Rpress conference held      unions to end these pointless
                                                                                 Ryanair gives
                                                                                 Ryanair gives
                                                                                 Ryanair gives
                                                                                 a press
                                                                                 a press      in Lisbon on Tuesday.         wars that do not get us anywhere”.
                                                                                 a press
                                                                                 a press
                                                                                 a press
                                                                                 conference,  The airline is to introduce three  The 12 new routes are to
                                                                                 conference,
                                                                                 conference,
                                                                                 conference,
                                                                                 conference,
                                                                                 after a
                                                                                 after a
                                                                                 after a
                                                                                 after a
                                                                                 after a
                                                                                 meeting with
                                                                                 meeting with  new routes from Lisbon, six from  Bordeaux, Clermont and
                                                                                 meeting with
                                                                                 meeting with
                                                                                 meeting with
                                                                                 European
                                                                                 European     Porto and three from Faro, he  Edinburgh (from Lisbon); to
                                                                                 European
                                                                                 European
                                                                                 European
                                                                                 Commissioner  revealed.                    Alicante, Brive, Cagliari,
                                                                                 Commissioner
                                                                                 Commissioner
                                                                                 Commissioner
                                                                                 Commissioner
                                                                                 for          According to the CEO, this    Marrakech and Seville (from
                                                                                 for
                                                                                 for
                                                                                 for
                                                                                 for
                                                                                 Employment,
                                                                                 Employment,  investment is “important because  Porto), and Berlin, Milan
                                                                                 Employment,
                                                                                 Employment,
                                                                                 Employment,
                                                                                 Social Affairs,
                                                                                 Social Affairs,  these are difficult times for  Bergamo, and London Southend
                                                                                 Social Affairs,
                                                                                 Social Affairs,
                                                                                 Social Affairs,
                                                                                 Skills and
                                                                                 Skills and   airlines”, justifying his statement  from Faro.
                                                                                 Skills and
                                                                                 Skills and
                                                                                 Skills and
                                                                                 Labour
                                                                                 Labour       with the fact “oil is at 85 dollars a  The airline will also be
                                                                                 Labour
                                                                                 Labour
                                                                                 Labour
                                                                                 Mobility,
                                                                                 Mobility,    barrel, prices are dropping, and  increasing flights on a number of
                                                                                 Mobility,
                                                                                 Mobility,
                                                                                 Mobility,
                                                                                 Marianne
                                                                                 Marianne
                                                                                 Marianne
                                                                                 Marianne
                                                                                 Marianne
                                                                                 Thyssen.
                                                                                 Thyssen.     all airlines are reporting losses in  existing routes at all airports,
                                                                                 Thyssen.
                                                                                 Thyssen.
                                                                                 Thyssen.
                                                                                 (Photo: EPA/  revenue”.                    including the Azores, for a total of
                                                                                 (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                 (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                 (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                 (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                 Olivier
                                                                                 Olivier      He elaborated: “It is important that  129 routes and 11 million
                                                                                 Olivier
                                                                                 Olivier
                                                                                 Olivier
                                                                                 Hoslet
                                                                                 Hoslet))     we continue to invest here in  passengers a year.
                                                                                 Hoslet)
                                                                                 Hoslet))
                                                                                 Hoslet
      Unions send Ryanair draft employment contract after strikes
       Portugal’s SNPVAC union, which represents airline cabin crew, is, along with its counterparts in other European countries, sending Ryanair bosses
       Portugal’s SNPVAC union, which represents airline cabin crew, is, along with its counterparts in other European countries, sending Ryanair bossesing Ryanair bosses
       Portugal’s SNPVAC union, which represents airline cabin crew, is, along with its counterparts in other European countries, send
       Portugal’s SNPVAC union, which represents airline cabin crew, is, along with its counterparts in other European countries, sending Ryanair bossesing Ryanair bosses
       Portugal’s SNPVAC union, which represents airline cabin crew, is, along with its counterparts in other European countries, send
       proposed new terms for employees’ contracts, it said in a statement.
       proposed new terms for employees’ contracts, it said in a statement.
       proposed new terms for employees’ contracts, it said in a statement.
       proposed new terms for employees’ contracts, it said in a statement.
       proposed new terms for employees’ contracts, it said in a statement.
        Europe’s largest low-   “The SNPVAC and its    unions and Ryanair, will  by Thyssen, reiterating to  that is, Ireland.  the implementation of
      cost carrier has been    European counterparts,  send, by the beginning of  the president of Ryanair,  EU rules for mobile air  national law in all
      battling with trade unions  based on the statements  next week, proposals for  Michael O’Leary, that  crews are “clear”, she said:  employment contracts
      representing pilots and  made by [European       draft employment contracts  European Union rules  based on “the place where  and in the protection of
      cabin crew for more than a  employment           that comply with the     stipulate that the labour  workers left in the morning  Ryanair’s cabin crew”.
      year, in part over unions’  commissioner] Marianne  legislation of each country  laws that apply are those  and returned in the  The low-cost airline,
      objections to the carrier not  Thyssen, in order to  and other regulations,” the  of the country from where  evening”.    Europe’s largest, suffered
      employing staff under the  contribute to the immediate  union said.       the cabin crew flies, and  According to the union,  strikes in several countries
      law of the country where  resolution of the dispute  The union’s announce-  not of the country from  the latest move aims at “a  on 28 September.
      they are based.          that opposes workers/   ment followed a statement  where they were hired,  decisive breakthrough for           TPN/Lusa
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