106,000 visitors “lost” after airline collapse
Following up on the previous post earlier today, the Journal website is reporting that Miguel Albuquerque, President of the Regional Government says “Madeira is already in the field looking for alternatives to Germania”
The German company today filed for bankruptcy and announced the cancellation of all flights, and, as Vice President Paula Cabaço acknowledged, “Suddenly, Madeira loses 106,000 visitors”.
In Santana, on the sidelines of a visit to the local supplier market specialising in exporting Anonas, Miguel Albuquerque agreed that bankruptcy “is a setback for Madeira”, but he added, “bankruptcies of companies occur and we have to be prepared to find alternatives and our agents themselves have to find alternatives “. In this case an alternative to Germania.
In this cycle of bankruptcies and recoveries, the Regional Executive leader gave other examples in which recovery was possible. “At the beginning of last year there was a bankruptcy of Monarch, Air Berlin and Niki Lauda Air and we managed to recover. In the second half of 2018 we almost completely recovered the number of flights to Madeira.
Until now ……….. as recent comments indicate, prices are going up as competition reduces, and the number of visitors is also reducing on the back of this. There also needs to be a solution to the problems at the airport in adverse weather conditions, as advocated here many times previously.