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6th April 2021, 19:46

​Government 'jumped the gun' on Volotea announcement, says GSD

The GSD says Minister Vijay Daryanani should be more circumspect about his public pronouncements and act in a way more appropriate to the public office that he currently holds.

It says the confirmation by Volotea that the necessary licence to fly to Gibraltar is not certain to be granted, delivers a heavy blow to the Government’s and Mr Daryanani’s credibility.

Spokesman Damon Bossino says reports that the airline may not even have commenced the licensing process at the time that the tickets went on sale further compounds the issue.

He says the GSD continues to hope that the flights on the Gibraltar - Bilbao route will soon become a reality, but despite the vitriol and wholly irrelevant personal attacks against him, Mr Daryanani cannot hide from his fundamental error of announcing the new route before the required licenses had been obtained.