Tunisair must not give up international market position (Moez Chakchouk)

March 9, 2021

(TAP) - National carrier Tunisair must by no means give up its international market position despite the obsolescence of its fleet, Minister of Transport and Logistics Moez Chakchouk said Monday, pointing to the need to streamline its profitability.

Tunisair's business rescue plan seeks to generate revenues of up to 673 million dinars by the end of 2021, he indicated at a hearing session held by the parliamentary committee of administrative reform, good governance, fight against corruption and public fund management.

The national carrier should ensure the transport of about 1.5 million passengers in 2021, since, according to him, 15 planes have been revamped, in addition to efforts made to recapture the Libyan market, he added.

Besides, the minister said a rehabilitation programme of 18 planes by next July, is currently ongoing.

The ministry held meetings with the government in the past few weeks with a bid to secure further support and to save the national carrier, pending its restructuring, he added.

The government insists on preserving the Tunisair Group, as part of a development policy of its different companies, the minister pointed out.

The Tunisiar group has for 6 companies, including 65% state-owned carrier Tunisair.



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