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

British Airways IT failure creates chaos

Passengers face delays after computer failure this morning

Frustrated travellers are currently reporting “total chaos” at airports including Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow. One holidaymaker took to Twitter to report that the pilot was unable to get data at Gatwick Airport. Other passengers reported being stuck onboard planes for ............ more