aid from the State is claimed for the airlines of the Pacific "critical situation", such as Air Calin (New Caledonia), and Air Tahiti Nui (French Polynesia).
The government, which granted a support of 7 billion euros to Air France to deal with the crisis of the coronavirus, will accompany "the other airlines" promised on Tuesday the minister of overseas Annick Girardin, to the national Assembly.
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She was questioned during questions to the government by the mp, IDU-an Act of the North Paul Christophe, on behalf of the two members of New Caledonia (Philippe Dunoyer and Philippe Gomès), and two deputies of Polynesia (Maina Sage and Nicole Sanquer) on State aid to airlines in the Pacific, they also in a "critical situation", as Air Calin (New Caledonia), and Air Tahiti Nui (French Polynesia).Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
"The bankruptcy of these companies would be an economic and social disaster," said the mp, noting that they represented "practically only the connection and to end the isolation" of these territories.
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"beyond Air France, we will accompany the other airlines," replied the minister, recalling, however, that Aircalin and Air Tahiti Nui had the Loan guaranteed by the State. Referring to "a collective responsibility", she stressed that it would "work with the shareholders as a whole", that is to say, "the territorial Communities or rather, the 'Country' in Polynesia and in New Caledonia".
at the End of April, the Syndicat des compagnies aériennes autonomes (Scara), which is included Air Tahiti Nui, had already requested assistance from the State with "a fund in the amount of one billion euros".
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