New airport consultation ends today

 In New Airport, News

The period of public consultation into the preliminary report on Lisbon’s new international airport ends today. (Friday, January 26)

The report was drawn up by the Independent Technical Commission (CTI), responsible for a strategic environmental evaluation of the new airport, which has now narrowed down the choices to either Alcochete or Vendas Novas as the two preferred viable options. It will advise the government accordingly.
After receiving contributions from the public consultation, the CTI will produce a final report, including under the headings ‘rationality’, ‘merit’, ‘opportunity’ and ‘technical pertinence’.
According to Lusa, of the nine options in the study, Alcochete on the South bank of the Tagus river offered the best advantage, which would work together in a first phase alongside the existing Humberto Delgado airport, with Alcochete eventually becoming Lisbon’s only airport.