TAP start cancelling quiet flights

TAP cancelling quiet flights

Passengers shifted to other flights

The Journal print edition leads with the story that TAP are increasingly adopting the policy of cancelling flights when there are what they consider to be insufficient passengers, and shifting those passengers on to the next flight.
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Pestana recruits 300 new staff

Pestana hotel in Madeira - aerial view

Hotel group seeks 300 new employees

According to a press release, the Pestana Hotel Group will travel the country during the next week, between February 2 and 8, in an attempt to recruit new staff for the various units of the group located in mainland Portugal and islands, including, principally, Madeira. ............  ...read more

Property Tax revenues increase

IMI revenues pass €1,500 million

IMI raises more revenue

The Diario reports online that revenues from the Municipal Property Tax (IMI) amounted to €1,503 million in 2018, reversing the downward trend that had occurred in the previous two years. For only the second time IMI revenue passed the €1,500 million mark, having ............  ...read more

Manchester Airport closed this morning.

Plane at Manchester Airport, closed by snow

Snow closes Manchester Airport

The Manchester Evening News reports that all runways at Manchester Airport were closed this morning, with staff working since the early hours to clear the snow.
More than 25 flights were cancelled and passengers were being advised to check the status of their ............  ...read more

Recycling increases 1.7% in Madeira

Regional Environmental Statistics released

The Diario reports that the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira today published the Regional Statistics of the Environment, which reveal information on water supply, wastewater treatment, solid waste, regional administration and regional entities management ............  ...read more

Porto Santo ferry back in action

Porto Santo Ferry back in action

Lobo Marinho resumes connections

Porto Santo Line have resumed connections between Funchal and the island of Porto Santo after the Lobo Marinho returned to action. After over three weeks in dry dock undergoing maintenance, it left the port of Port of Caniçal yesterday morning, arriving in Funchal at around 11.00am.

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Region to recognise Guaido as President of Venezuela

Albuquerque: “the only body that has legitimacy is the National Assembly and its President”

In a move that will be popular with the considerable number of Venezuelans living in Madeira, the The President of the Regional Government has spoken out in support of Juan Guaido, leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly.
Speaking yesterday at the celebrations ............  ...read more

Fight against corruption stagnates.

Portugal remains below EU average

The Diario reports that Portugal remains below the Western European and European Union (EU) average in the fight against corruption. This indicated in the 2018 ranking on levels of corruption in the public sector prepared by the non-governmental organisation Transparency International, released ............  ...read more

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