Gatwick Airport revamp

Gatwick Airport station

‘Overcrowded’ station to undergo £150m upgrade

Many UK visitors to Madeira will travel through Gatwick Airport, which is not always the most enjoyable of experiences. Various media outlets were reporting yesterday that its “overcrowded” railway station is set to undergo a £150 million upgrade starting next year.
Significant improvements ............ more

Portuguese tourism grows against forecasts. Illegal gambling on Madeira. TAP increases Gatwick flights.

Portuguese Tourism growth surprise

Some good news from Portugal News Online a couple of days ago:  The worst fears in the recession have proven unfounded and favourite holiday destinations across Portugal have all reported strong performances this year, and in some cases, occupancy levels have climbed by as much as ten per cent. ............ more

BA strike impacts on Madeira

Hundreds of visitors lost

In the face of the strike by pilots commencing this morning, it appears that BA has had no choice but to cancel almost all of their flights scheduled for today and tomorrow.

The strike is expected to affect tens of thousands of travellers as the company operates around 850 daily flights ............ more