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8 The Portugal News •  19 Jan 2019                                 News


      Portugal among candidates                                                               Airport taxes up in



      to host Europride                                                                       Faro and Porto



      Portugal is hoping to host Europride, the world’s biggest event celebrating             Airport taxes
                                                                                              Airport taxes in Porto and Faro have increase by 1.4in Porto and Faro have increase by 1.4
                                                                                              Airport taxes in Porto and Faro have increase by 1.4
                                                                                              Airport taxes
                                                                                              Airport taxes in Porto and Faro have increase by 1.4in Porto and Faro have increase by 1.4
                                                                                              percent and 1.49 percent, respectively, according to a
                                                                                              percent and 1.49 percent, respectively, according to a
                                                                                              percent and 1.49 percent, respectively, according to a
                                                                                              percent and 1.49 percent, respectively, according to a
      gay pride in Europe, with its application standing out for wanting to spread            percent and 1.49 percent, respectively, according to a
                                                                                              decision made by the Executive Committee of ANA -
                                                                                              decision made by the Executive Committee of ANA -
                                                                                              decision made by the Executive Committee of ANA -
                                                                                              decision made by the Executive Committee of ANA -
                                                                                              decision made by the Executive Committee of ANA -
      diversity throughout the country rather than just in one city.
                                                                                               Aeroportos de
                                                                                               Aeroportos de  Portugal.
                                                                                               Aeroportos de  Portugal. Portugal.
                                                                                               Aeroportos de
                                                                                               Aeroportos de  Portugal. Portugal.
                                                                                                The increases come after a  revenue is expected to be
                                                                                              complicated process, where   close to 1.3 million euros.
                                                                                              increases at Lisbon airport     As for the 1.49 percent rise
                                                                                              have been delayed and        in Faro rates, ANA reported
                                                                                              should only come into force in  an estimated 8.8 million
                                                                                              March.                       passengers, a regulated
                                                                                An image
                                                                                An image        “In absolute terms, the    revenue of 72.7 million euros
                                                                                An image
                                                                                An image
                                                                                An image
                                                                                taken at the
                                                                                taken at the
                                                                                taken at the
                                                                                taken at the  increase in revenue regulated  and a regulated revenue
                                                                                taken at the
                                                                                2018
                                                                                2018
                                                                                2018
                                                                                2018          by terminal passenger per    forecast for 2019 per person
                                                                                2018
                                                                                Europride
                                                                                Europride
                                                                                Europride
                                                                                Europride     airport” is 11 cents in Porto  of 8.21 euros.
                                                                                Europride
                                                                                gathering in
                                                                                gathering in
                                                                                gathering in
                                                                                gathering in  and 12 cents in Faro, the       In Lisbon, the consultation
                                                                                gathering in
                                                                                Stockhom.
                                                                                Stockhom.
                                                                                Stockhom.
                                                                                Stockhom.     document reads that the      process for updating the
                                                                                Stockhom.
                                                                                Portugal is
                                                                                Portugal is
                                                                                Portugal is
                                                                                Portugal is
                                                                                Portugal is
                                                                                looking to
                                                                                looking to
                                                                                looking to
                                                                                looking to    “absolute changes proposed   values began in September
                                                                                looking to
                                                                                host the event
                                                                                host the event
                                                                                host the event
                                                                                host the event  do not constitute any      2018, but in early October the
                                                                                host the event
                                                                                in 2022.
                                                                                in 2022.
                                                                                in 2022.      excessive tariff variation,  industry regulator (ANAC)
                                                                                in 2022.
                                                                                in 2022.
                                                                                (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                (Photo: EPA/  because they are below the   imposed a suspension, after
                                                                                (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                (Photo: EPA/
                                                                                Hossein
                                                                                Hossein
                                                                                Hossein       inflation rate (1.8 percent)  verifying “a contradiction”
                                                                                Hossein
                                                                                Hossein
                                                                                Salmanzadeh )  and, equally important, they  between the concession
                                                                                Salmanzadeh )
                                                                                Salmanzadeh )
                                                                                Salmanzadeh )
                                                                                Salmanzadeh )
                                                                                              do not jeopardize the activity  agreement and the
             he initiative came from  Agency that the country is to hand  The event could mobilise  and tariff competitiveness of  calculations made.
              the Association       in its letter of intent for the  between 50,000 to 1 million  ANA’s airports.”           It was resumed on
              Variações - Association  application on Friday at a  people, according to the
                                                                                                The proposal for a 1.40
      Tof Commerce and              meeting of directors of Europride  organisers.            percent average overall      November 26, recalled ANA -
                                                                                                                            Aeroportos de Portugal,
      Tourism LGBTI which, with the  in Lisbon.                    The budget would amount to  increase for Porto is based on  which reported in the same
      support of the Portuguese       Diogo Vieira da Silva said, the  between €500,000 to €1.5  an estimate of almost 12.5  deliberation that the average
      government and the Association  next step would be to hand in the  million, Vieira da Silva said, with  million passengers bound for  increase in regulated rates, in
      ILGA Portugal, wants to bring  final document and budget in  75 percent of the amount coming  that city, a regulated revenue  annual terms, in Madeira is
      Europride to the country in 2022.  July. The winning candidate is to  from private sponsors and the  of 100.8 million euros and a  0.01 percent, in the Azores is
        The executive director of   be revealed in Bilbao, Spain, in  remaining 25 percent from  regulated revenue per person  1.38 percent, while in Beja
      Variações told Lusa News      September.                   public funds.                     TPN/Lusa  of 8.06 euros. The increase in  there will be no increases.
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