Two more flights cancelled
Following on from the last post, the Diario reports that two more Boeing 737 Max 8 flights that were scheduled to leave Madeira last night were also cancelled.
These are the first consequences of the complete ban on the model operating in Europe. There are several charter companies flying to Madeira who use this model of the aircraft – TUI UK, NorwegianAir, Air Shuttle and Smartwings. The paper notes that the precautionary measure, for an indefinite period, could affect the tourism sector.
The largest operator at Madeira Airport, Portuguese flag carrier TAP, mostly use Airbus planes.