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A TAP A330-900 awaiting to be delivered in Toulouse. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Jose Payet)

TAP Air Portugal Receives Government Bailout

TAP Air Portugal seems to have found a mechanism to receive a much-needed cash injection to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. For this, the European Commission has granted the Portuguese government a €1.2 billion ($1.36 billion) rescue package to be distributed to its flag carrier. Due to TAP's predeceasing financial difficulties, the European commission was not able to provide assistance to the airline directly as per current EU state aid rules. The European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager…