SATA – Azores Airlines recently announced that due to its success, it will maintain its Madeira - New York route and that it will be adding two new direct flights from June to September 2024 (Madeira - Boston/ Madeira - Toronto).
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Binter Airlines has announced their new travel promotion between Madeira and the Canary Islands, with prices starting from 62.65 euros each way.
The Portuguese Labour Party (PTP) firmly believes that Porto Santo's Airport should be used as a contingency airport and that a fast connection between the two islands is needed.
An unruly passenger caused chaos aboard Easyjet flight EJU7624 that was due to depart from Madeira at 14:20 bound for Lisbon.
Since the 1st of June, when the Operational Plan for Fighting Rural Fires (POCIR) came into force, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 154 occurrences, of which 80% - 123 - relate to unauthorised burning/fires.
Spanish airline, Binter, will continue to operate the Madeira – Porto Santo route until the 23rd of February 2024, after the concession contract was extended by the Government of the Republic this week.
Adding a little more misery to summer, the Union of Aviation and Airport Workers (Sitava) spokesperson confirmed that SATA Air Açores operations officers and aircraft maintenance technicians will go on strike between the 29th and 31st of August, due to a breakdown in communications between the union and the airline with regard flight operations officers career paths.
With the end of the air link concession contract with Binter Airlines, those living in Porto Santo are still unsure if an air link to Madeira will be maintained.
The Judiciary Police, working alongside with the Criminal Investigation Department of Madeira, identified and detained a 35-year-old woman who they suspected was smuggling drugs.
A man in his 30's was rescued by the Santana Volunteer Firefighters this morning at 09:52 while attempting the walk between Pico Ruivo and Pico do Areeiro.
Since January 2023, the Regional Civil Protection Service (SRP) Helicopter team, alongside other search and rescue personnel, has carried out thirteen search and rescue missions in Madeira's mountainous regions.
TAP co-pilot, Madeiran Pedro Berimbau, was recognised by fellow countrymen when his image was displayed on TV as he prepared to fly the Pope back to Rome.
Shock waves ran wild at lunchtime when the Secretary of State for Finance, João Nuno Mendes, made a surprise announcement on Antena 1 and Jornal de Negócios, stating that TAP- Air Portugal will be sold in the first half of 2024.
The Forest Police and the Volunteer Firefighters of São Vicente and Porto Moniz carried out a search and rescue operation this afternoon when two Czech tourists went missing.
The president of PS-Madeira today again defended the implementation of an integrated contingency plan, with Porto Santo as an alternative, to face the increasingly frequent conditioning of Madeira Airport due to the winds.