(29th August). ‘Game Of Nacional Was A Success In All Ways – The newspaper promotion is St. Petersburg was well accepted amongst the travel agents’. Not was it only a sporting success, said Bernardo Trindade (Secretary of State for Tourism), but also promotional. He was referring to the advertisements placed in several of the main Russian newspapers, to coincide with the match. The full page colour adverts with a fantastic picture, mention the names of Ronaldo and Danny as coming from Madeira.
(28th August). Ryanair bidding for Lisbon and Islands? Reports have emerged that Ryanair is in negotiations with Portuguese airport management company ANA – Airports of Portugal to establish new routes within the country, namely to and from Lisbon and the Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores, as well as creating a second base for its fleet, possibly Lisbon. FULL REPORT
The TAP strike yesterday didn’t have much impact, with just one aircraft delayed by around two hours, and a few other small delays. Meanwhile, a trade union spokesman whose members are involved in the strike action said that the action taken was hitting the level expected.