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Porto Moniz. Airline delays.

Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz pools closed

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Following on from the announcement of Lidos closing and reopening in the previous post, it has been announced that the natural bathing pools in Porto Moniz have been temporarily closed.
The Journal reports that the Câmara Municipal do Porto Moniz announced the closure in a statement, with the reason being given as maintenance and recovery works for some ............  ...read more

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Lidos close and re-open. easyJet.

Barreirinha Lido

Barreirinha lido closed

The Diario reports that the charmingly old-fashioned bathing complex at Barreirinha, to the east of the Old Town, and the nearby São Tiago beach next to the fort will be closed from May 21st, due to Frente MarFunchal, the company that manages the majority of seafront facilities around Funchal, undertaking various improvements and restorations. This includes work ............  ...read more

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easyJet loyalty scheme. Wind limit review.

easyJet

easyJet to launch loyalty scheme

Reuters report that British low-cost airline easyJet will expand its holiday business and add a loyalty scheme as new CEO Johan Lundgren seeks to make his mark on the company after reporting strong first-half results. easyJet said on Tuesday it would invest more in easyJet Holidays, with Lundgren positioning the company to better compete against his former employer ............  ...read more

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Cheaper & faster internet. Jardim tribute.

Internet cable map

New submarine cable

Faster and cheaper internet: The Diario leads today with the news that the archipelago will enjoy cheaper and faster internet connection with the signing this week of a €13.6 million contract for a new sub-marine fibre-optic cable connecting to the continent. The newspaper suggests a saving of €200 on an annual bill. No idea on the timescale for the installation, ............  ...read more

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Ferry decision.

Former ferry between Portimao and Madeira

Twelve trips each summer to Portimao

With the extended deadline for tenders to operate a new ferry between Madeira and the mainland having passed, RTP report that Empresa de Navegação Madeirense (ENM) is the only company interested in operating the service.
RTP quote the Pedro Calado, vice-president of the regional ............  ...read more

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Porto Santo beach controversy.

Porto Santo beach

Green Party condemns beach reclamation

Porto Santo beach: The Diario reports this morning that the Greens Party have issued a press release condemning the work being carried out in the dune belt along the beach in Porto Santo. “After the sea storms that have strongly affected the dune strand of the beach of Porto Santo, dragging a substantial part of the beach sand and the primary dune into the ............  ...read more

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