euroAtlantic Airways stops flying between Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe

Portuguese airline euroAtlantic Airways will stop flying between Lisbon and São Tomé from October, when the current agreement comes to an end, said the minister of Public Works, Infrastructure and Natural Resources of São Tomé.

Osvaldo Abreu, quoted by Portuguese news agency Lusa, said, “there is no breach of the agreement signed,” by the airline and said the reason for the end of the partnership was that the government had rejected the request from euroAtlantic to extend the agreement.

“euroAtlantic filed a request to extend a certain service but the government understood that it was not in a position to meet this requirement, and the airline informed that, without consent to its request, it would no longer be able to continue operating with STP Airways,” the minister said.

Abreu said the government already has an alternative to euroAtlantic Airways, which is the largest shareholder of STP Airways, and manages São Tomé and Príncipe’s flagship airline. (Macauhub)