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A new shock for the government came this week when the accounts court (Tribunal de Contas) discovered that the country’s fleet of firefighting Kamov helicopters have been uninsured since 2011.

Government aircraft are not required to be

In a bid to avoid a “day of chaos”, TAP’s management has sent out a ‘change your flight plans’ appeal to the 40,000 passengers likely to be affected by the pilots’ strike on August 9.

An announcement on the company’s Facebook page says: “

As the trouble-beset Grupo Espírito Santo faces another decisive week, the Portuguese government is reported to be “very worried”. Losses have without doubt exceeded the group’s capital cushion (€2.1 billion), indeed they are predicted to top €3

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Portugal is featured on the front cover of National Geographic’s Traveler magazine for August/September, with a subtitle that reads: “Discover the old world made new again” and a beautiful picture of Lisbon.


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TAP airline in crisis as Portuguese entrepreneur announces multi-million euro purchase bid

The crisis within TAP Portugal went into overdrive this weekend after pilots voted for a one-day strike on August 9.

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