The Journal this morning leads with the many Madeirans are angry with the recent performance of national carrier TAP. “The criticisms of TAP have been unanimous among many Madeiran people and there are many reasons for the revolt”. More cases of passengers being abandoned by the airline emerged yesterday cases, when several flights were cancelled and TAP was accused of “abandoning hundreds of Madeirans”. Bernardo Trindade, state-appointed administrator for TAP, declines to comment on the case. “I’m not talking about things I do not know,” he said. The company’s communication insists on explaining the flaws with “operational reasons”.
The newspaper reported yesterday that 45 members of the skating team from Prazeres “were kept and hungry in Lisbon” due to cancellations and the Marítimo football team entourage were kept waiting in a bus en route at a match.
Problems with TAP cancellations recently feature in a previous post at the end of last month.
The airport is working normally this morning, with yesterdays diverted flights arriving from Faro and the Canaries – by 9.30am ten flights had landed. The forecast is much lighter winds today.