Bad weather today caused a few problems at the airport, with flights being diverted, and cancelled.
Easyjet Lisbon returned back after failing to land. Easyjet Bristol cancelled their flight, other flights diverted to Porto Santo, to wait for a break in the weather.
A passenger in her late 50s on the Edelweiss flight from Switzerland fainted as the aircraft made a 3rd attempt to land. The flight diverted to Porto Santo, the lady believed to be a national from Santana was taken and treated in the medical center on the Island.
Nacional, Camacha and Maritimo football teams are also held at Funchal airport after the TAP flight from Porto couldn’t land. The teams have games tomorrow, and are in talks with TAP to make alternative arrangements.