Ferry not full as reported

Portimao ferry under capacity again

The Journal reports that the Volcan de Timanfaya ferry, connecting Funchal to Portimão, travelled yesterday to Madeira as planned, but was still far from full despite strong demand. Various incorrect reports had previously headlined the ferry as being at capacity.

With a maximum capacity of 960 ............  ...read more

WhatsApp to change completely

WhatsApp logo

Major changes planned

Nothing to do with Madeira really, but many residents and visitors use the app extensively, as do many people who travel regularly or have family or friends abroad. The Independent among others reports WhatsApp is planning to roll out a series of major upgrades that will finally make it possible ............  ...read more

Funchal campaign against animal abandonment

City launches first campaign

The Diario features a report that Câmara Municipal do Funchal launched its first municipal campaign against animal abandonment yesterday, under the theme “Be different, say NO to abandonment.” Over the course of a month, in midsummer, the Municipality will initiate more than a dozen actions ............  ...read more

Pound slides again overnight

Sterling decline continues

The BBC reports that the Pound fell overnight in markets in the Far East, reaching a 28-month low against the dollar and 6-month low against the Euro. This was largely on the back of a hardline stance by Boris Johnson saying that the back-drop had to be scrapped by the EU before new Brexit talks. ............  ...read more

Funchal Marina clean-up

Marina debris warning

The Diario reports that Funchal Marina on Saturday carried out a sea surface cleaning exercise using ecological means.

This activity, which was part of the Funchal Blue Flag program for 2019, was intended to alert all Funchal Marina users to the issue of pollution at sea, in particular to plastics ............  ...read more

TAP sees growth in Madeira numbers

5% passenger growth this year so far

National flag carrier TAP announced last week that in the first six months of the year it carried 7.9 million passengers, representing a growth of 4.8% over the previous year.

“On flights between mainland Portugal airports (Lisbon, Porto and Faro), TAP grew 1.8%. On the routes to the Azores ............  ...read more

Transavia 737 diverts to Porto Santo

Canaries flight suffers malfunction

The Diario reports that a Transavia Boeing 737 800 had to land at Porto Santo Airport at about 3:00 am this morning due to technical problems.

The flight, with 140 people on board, came from Tenerife and was heading to Paris. After a successful landing, the passengers and crew spent the night ............  ...read more

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