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Reduced aircraft capacity ends in June, announces Govermo

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Reduced aircraft capacity ends in June, announces Govermo

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The Government announced this Thursday that the planes will no longer have reduced passenger capacity, of two thirds, as of June 1 and that the use of "community mask is mandatory" in the planes.

In a statement, the office of the Minister for Infrastructure and Housing states that "it is now important to align national rules with European rules with regard to civil aviation transport, in which a uniform European and international strategy is fundamental for the recovery of the sector and the passenger confidence ".

"In international terms, recommendations on a set of sanitary measures to combat the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in the air transport sector have been studied and proposed and the limitation of aircraft capacity is not part of these recommendations", says the Government , adding that "there is no justification, therefore, for Portugal to keep them, harming companies subject to its jurisdiction".

The executive recalls that "the permanent national assessment of the use of public transport during the health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic led the Government, at first, to decree a reduction in the capacity of passengers on airplanes" to two thirds.

Thus, with this Government decision, Ordinance No. 106/2020, of May 2, is revoked, with effect from June 1.


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