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Lisbon, June.21,2021(Lusa) - The interim chief executive of Portuguese flag-carrier TAP, Ramiro Sequeira, said goodbye to the group's workers today, stressing that the company's survival will depend on the "rigorous implementation" of the restructuring plan.

In an email sent to workers, which Lusa had access to ahead of Thursday's general meeting that is expected to approve TAP's new Board of Directors, Ramiro Sequeira said that "the next chapter - the strict implementation of the restructuring plan -, is vital for TAP's survival."

"Referring to a film, which I leave you here, it is the 'centimetre' that we will all have to fight for in the coming years. And, my dear ones, 'either we unite as a team, or we die as individuals'," the email said.

In the week in which he ends his duties, the manager says he has experienced "huge, complex and tough challenges these past few months", challenges that, by impacting thousands of other people, have become a mission "in a company that needed a face and leadership to move forward in the context of the pandemic, draw up the restructuring plan, prepare for the upturn and, not least, keep the day-to-day business at cruising speed and safe".

"One thing we can take for granted: we have been part of a relevant and decisive chapter in these precious 76 years of history and all those to come," he said.

So, he added, ten months on, "TAP is slowly resuming operations, safely, has a restructuring and recovery plan, which we all hope will be approved soon, has maintained its essential role for the country and the Portuguese by ensuring, always and without exception, territorial continuity".

"It ensured the repatriation of thousands of compatriots and the transport of critical medical supplies. In partnership with all the unions, we have reached agreements that are fundamental and essential to this path, which have allowed the impressive number of 2,000 surplus workers to be reduced to less than 200, with this difficult process now entering its final phase," he said.

Ramiro Sequeira began his role as executive chairman of TAP in September last year, replacing Antonoaldo Neves in his position since 2018, following the agreement between the government and private shareholders to reorganise TAP's corporate framework - with the departure of David Neeleman.

In 2020, TAP then returned to the control of the Portuguese state, which now holds 72.5% of its capital. The businessman Humberto Pedrosa has 22.5% and the workers the remaining 5% of the group.

TAP is undergoing a restructuring process due to the difficult financial situation caused by the pandemic, which involved a reduction in the number of employees and led the European Commission to authorise state aid of €1.2 billion.

This year, at the end of April, the European Commission approved new and interim state aid of €462 million from Portugal to TAP, to again compensate losses from the pandemic and, according to the airline, ensure liquidity until the restructuring plan is approved by Brussels (which is still ongoing).



Agency : LUSA

Date : 2021-06-22 10:18:00


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