"No response from the government, the French airports will be unable to ensure in the next few weeks the payment of the companies of safety," said this morning on BFM Business the president of the Union of French airports (UAF), Thomas June. The representative of the sector calls for the urgent help of the State in support of the "core duty" carried on by these societies of control and security within airports.read also : air Transport: not bankruptcy, but State aid massive
"It's not blackmail, it works in concert with the State, but it attests to the urgency of the situation. We have fixed costs on the airports, which are extremely important and we are trying to overcome it," explained Thomas June. The air traffic is quasi-stationary for more than two months with, as a result, almost no inflow of money. "In the clear, we have a tax that is paid by the passenger and which allows you to pay for these safety missions, except that there are fixed costs that continue to run and as the recovery will be very low we will be in deficit," he said. A deficit estimated at 500 million euros," according to him.
"the solution is to increase taxes and reduce the deficit, but tomorrow that means another brake on the recovery, the State takes its share in this theme, because it is a function regal regularly funded in Europe by the public authorities", emphasized the president of the UAF.
He has also reacted to the announcement of the ministry of Labour yesterday on the 15% drop of the support device of partial unemployment by the State as early as June 1st. "We have had to resort to partial unemployment of a massive scale", he commented adding that the sector generated "200,000 jobs". "We ask that everyone in the airline industry ( ... ), and companies that gravitate to be able to use the same device", without the rest to support for employers. "This is an arbitration, there is a listening on the topic. It is said that there are significant fixed costs, and if we can reduce those, it will allow us to support the recovery and keep the skills".read also : Covid-19: the airlines are nailed to the ground for long months
About Orly airports and the smaller airports, Thomas June explained that they would "reopen in function of their clients, and therefore the program of the airlines. (...) Gradually in the region there are airports which will relight the light". For Orly, "iconic airport, which has a story," he said know the boss of Aéroports de Paris "very attentive to what the conditions are in place" for the reopening and hopes for a resumption of flights "at the beginning of the summer."The editorial team conseilleTous the Italian airports will reopen from 3 juinReprise flights in Europe : where are the airlines ?The recovery will be slow in the air, prevents the IataUn aircraft nailed to the ground can he then take off from one day to the next day?1 commentaireBrolle 26/05/2020 at 11:58 am
't need it, it is necessary to close many airports. So, start firing and that's it.Read the comment