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Left turn against the rescue of the airport of Lugano-Agno

In Lugano have taken the SP, the greens and the MPS (Movimento per il socialismo) the Referendum against the financial rescue of the airport of Lugano-Agno. It was, however, "to maintain the environment damaging activities on artificial life", instead, should be invested in sustainable mobility.

The decision, the parties announced on Saturday. The Lugano-Agno airport have no future, say it in the message. The Lugano municipal Council was followed last Monday by the city Council and had approved three loans for the provisional rescue of the airport of Lugano-Agno. Thus, the airport can get, at least for a year to maintain operation.

The rescue plan consists of three loans: 3.6 million francs for the recapitalisation of Lugano Airport SA (LASA), 1.38 million Swiss francs to cover the losses until the end of 2019 and 780'000 Swiss francs to cover 60 percent of the expected losses of the year 2020.

The vote followed a long and emotional debate. In this, it became apparent that the airport Lugano-Agno, for the majority of Lugano, has local councils will have a symbolic character.

The airport of Lugano-Agno is since the Grounding of the Airline to Darwin, the end of 2017, in a lot of trouble. Also, the Slovenian Adria Airways went under bankruptcy. She had served until the end of September as a Codeshare Partner for Swiss the Destination of Lugano from the Zurich airport.

With the bankruptcy of the company, the flights between Lugano and Zurich were recruited. Therefore, the Swiss and the SBB since the 16 offer. October a "Plane" between the Lugano train station and the airport of Zurich. (sda)

Created: 01.12.2019, 10:49 PM

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