Pound hits 2-year high against Euro

Forecast Tory majority pushes Sterling higher

Sterling has jumped after opinion polls last week suggested the UK would avoid a hung parliament after next week’s election. The pound reached a seven-month high against the US dollar (opposite) and its highest level against the Euro since May 2017 (below).

The move came after polls suggested ............  ...read more

36 flights now cancelled

Strongest gust recorded at 150 km/h

Keeping the bad news to a minimum, the Diario reports that up to 36 flights have been officially cancelled at Madeira Airport.

The figures updated until 10:00 am today on the airport operator ANA’s official website refer to operations carried out by TAP, easyJet, TuiFly and Condor Flugdienst, ............  ...read more

First “total turnaround” operation called off

Mein Schiff Herz cancels first “total turnaround” operation in the port of Funchal

FN report that it was not a surprise, given the constraints at Madeira Airport yesterday and the adverse weather forecasts for today, that operator TUI and the “Mein Schiff Herz” Commander cancelled the turnaround operation at Funchal Port and brought forward the cruise ship’s departure ............  ...read more