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Airport Now Functioning Normally

Late this evening (15.03), ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, announced that Madeira’s International Airport was functioning normally, after two days of cancellations due to the bad weather, equating to more than 100 flights since Sunday.

During this morning, only two planes managed to land. One from Dusseldorf at 10:49 am, followed by a flight from London at 12:47 pm.

This afternoon, between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm, three planes landed in the Region, with arrivals from various destinations expected by the end of the day. Among them, France and the United Kingdom.

According to information available on the website of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, 42 flights were canceled today – arrivals and departures –, however, nine planes landed and six have already taken off to various destinations in Europe.

Despite having been gradually decreasing since dawn, the wind will only return to normal late Thursday morning. According to Vitor Prior, the Regional Delegate of the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), the average wind has already decreased from 25 to 15 knots. However, although average wind speeds will remain moderate, gusts are expected to reach 70 or 80 km/hour.

Therefore, the wind may continue to affect the operation at Madeira Airport, especially tomorrow afternoon.

Samantha Gannon

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