Mayor calls for ferry move to Lisbon all year
The Diario reports that at the JS-Madeira (Juventude Socialista Madeira) political congress, the Mayor of Funchal, Paulo Cafôfo, has called for the ferry connection between Madeira and the mainland to operate throughout the year. He is not alone in this, but crucially though, unlike in 2018 when the ferry connected to Portimão in the Algarve, he want the connection to be with Lisbon. “In terms of passengers, in terms of volume and in terms of a new attractiveness, Lisbon will certainly be a better destination and a better departure as well”.
The president of the Câmara Municipal do Funchal, who has already been selected by PS to take over the presidency of the regional government, if he wins the elections next year, also argued that the mobility allowance for local residents be applied to shipping.