The Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport, was yet again affected by strong winds today, as three flights were forced to divert due to strong winds.
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Ryanair, the favourite airline of Portugal, has asked the CEO of TAP (subsidised by the State) to explain its astonishing (and clearly false) allegations that low-cost airlines in Lisbon "will harm the Portuguese economy."
Bad weather yet again has affected the operationality of Madeira's International Airport. Most of this morning's flights were diverted to Porto Santo.
With wind gusts reaching 95 km/h this morning, more than forty flights (arrivals and departures) were cancelled this morning.
The newly created direct flights between Madeira and New York has been suspended until the end of March.
Ryanair, the low-cost airline, announced yesterday the opening of its fifth base in Portugal – Madeira which will have two aircraft based in the region, representing an investment of 177 million euros. In addition the airline is opening ten new routes which will connect Madeira with Mainland Portugal and six…
The incident over last weekend, where ten passengers who were travelling from Lisbon to Madeira were denied boarding at Lisbon Airport for not having a negative PCR test, has been called an 'absurd interpretation of the law, which will not be repeated again' by the President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque.
Just after 9:40 this morning, the much anticipated Tui direct flight from London Gatwick to Porto Santo arrived. Marking the occasion the Municipality of Porto Santo did not delay in sharing their joy via their social network pages, simply saying 'Welcome Back.'
TUI UK has announced that they will start operating flights to Madeira from three of its UK bases - London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. There will also be a direct flight from Gatwick to Porto Santo on Mondays.
On the 2nd of May, it was announced that Czech Airline, Smartwings, who currently operate a weekly Friday flight from the Czech Republic to Madeira, will increase the number of flights per week to three from June until October.
In a press statement sent to local newspaper, JM-Madeira last night, the Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture, Eduardo Jesus, said that the restrictions imposed by Portugal on all connections with the United Kingdom will have a strong impact on Madeira, as approximately 21,000 tourists were expected to arrive for the Christmas and End of Year festivities.
A total of 425 passengers, on flights from Lisbon, Porto and the Azores, disembarked this Wednesday at Madeira Airport, on the day that the new Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing controls were introduced to screen and test those who have arrived without a PCR test certificate. Of the 425 passengers, 243 were screened at the airports new testing facilities.