SEF said Friday that the staff at Lisbon airport has been strengthened in recent months due to the number and origin of flights and announced the placement of five more inspectors in this infrastructure for next week.

In a statement, the Foreigners and Border Service adds that the reinforcement of the staff at Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon has been “being carried out in accordance with the planning of the number of flights and their origins, so as to try to match the specificities “Of this infrastructure.

According to the SEF, 22 new inspectors reinforced border control in January and 11 in early February, and there was also an increase in the number of staff at Lisbon airport during the summer of 2016, with the placement of 45 trainees.

The SEF guarantee comes after the union representing the inspectors of that security service and the executive director of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal stated that there is a shortage of SEF elements at the Lisbon airport at Lisbon airport.

That security service stresses that the SEF’s effect on border control at this airport was 150 inspectors in 2016, and now 183 inspectors.

SEF adds that five new inspectors will reinforce this service over the next week.

“The Aliens and Borders Service has been responding to the increase in air traffic and the flow of passengers at Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon, fulfilling the mission entrusted to it as a security service, in particular with regard to the control of persons On the Portuguese border and the European Union – Schengen, “he says.

SEF also clarifies that “whenever there is an increase in air traffic and passenger flow” at Portuguese airports, namely between June and October, it has made “the necessary adjustment according to the needs of the border control”.

In the statement, the SEF goes on to say that the growth in air traffic and passenger traffic in the last 14 months, especially at Humberto Delgado Airport, “is extremely complex and involves challenges that do not only relate to SEF’s mission in the Border control “.

“The SEF has no responsibility for airport infrastructure safety, but only for controlling the air border at the international airport,” he said, adding that 45 new inspectors have been in training since November. New reinforcement during the summer.

On Thursday, Acácio Pereira, president of the Career and Research Union of the Aliens and Borders Service (SCIF / SEF), defended the annual recruitment of 100 new elements during the next decade due to the personnel shortage that exists Not only at the airport, but also throughout the country. Source Jornel de Noticais