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The airport of Lugano-Agno is saved for the time being

The Lugano municipal Council followed on Monday evening by the city Council and 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. With 43 votes to 11, with one abstention, the Lugano municipal Council for the city Council's proposed interim plan of salvation.

This includes 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.

Canton of Parliament requires a clear strategy

On 4. November had already agreed to the Ticino cantonal Parliament to increase the participation at the Lugano Airport SA (LASA) and a recapitalization of the company in the amount of 2.4 million Swiss franc. In addition, there is a voice 920'000 Swiss francs for the coverage of losses, as well as a line of credit for an annual contribution of 520'000 Swiss francs for the losses until 2024.

of The Ticino Grand Council made its decision, however, depends on whether the Lugano municipal Council until the beginning of next year, a business submits a plan and a clear strategy.

SP, the greens and the MPS (Movimento per il socialismo) announced, to take against the decision of the Ticino Grand Council of the Referendum.

bankruptcies as the origin of the problems

With its decision, the cantonal Parliament made in the beginning of November the way for the search of a solution for the airport of Lugano-Agno. This 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. (fal/sda)

Created: 25.11.2019, at 23:14

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