easyJet with new Berlin – Funchal route for winter

First German connection starts Sunday – details

The Journal features a headline reporting that to mark the new winter season, starting on November 2, easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, will link Funchal to Berlin-Tegel.

With this expansion, the company estimates to transport to the island more than 630,000 passengers in total, starting this fiscal year. On the Funchal-Berlin route, two weekly flights will be operated, on Wednesday and Saturday, with round-trip prices starting from €49.99.

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easyJet sale released

New sale from easyJet

Short post this – easyJet have released their latest sale today.

The monthly chart of fares from LGW to FNC is below – very useful – shows where they make their money!

President has minor heart surgery. Blog traffic

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa undergoes cardiac catheterisation

The Portugal News reports that Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, had a cardiac catheterisation operation yesterday that revealed important coronary obstructions which were successfully treated during the same procedure, the Lisbon Hospital Centre said on Wednesday.

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Madeira hosts marine pollution event

Discussion on plastic pollution in marine ecosystems

The Journal reports that the 4th Encontro GelAvista 2019 Meeting, will be held with the collaboration of the Funchal Marine Biology Station, in Funchal City Hall, on November 23rd and 24th, a conference that aims to promote a discussion on plastic pollution in marine ecosystems.

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Caldeirão Verde landslide: further update

Two serious, nine minor injuries

The Journal’s latest report confirms online that in the coming hours the health services on the island will issue a statement on the status of the two victims of the collapse who remain in the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital.

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Caldeirão Verde landslide update

A French tourist is reported to have had arm amputated

The Journal reported at 5:30 pm today that there was a French tourist who came out of the Caldeirão Verde with an amputated arm, and that all casualties are on their way to the hospital. The number involved is reported as either six or seven depending on the source. It appears that two were ............  ...read more

People buried after landslide in Caldeirão Verde

landslide at Levada do Caldeirão Verde

Two buried after landslide

The Journal is reporting on a story early this afternoon that two people were buried after a landslide at Levada do Caldeirão Verde, in Santana. A second report shortly after said that they had survived and had been found alive.

Apparently, the walkers had started the route in Queimadas and were ............  ...read more

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