Flight 1691 should have arrived in Madeira at 8:30pm, but passengers were informed that they would only travel tomorrow, from Porto, and not Lisbon.
A TAP plane, which should have made the Lisbon-Funchal connection at 7:00 pm, expected to arrive at 8:30 pm, was eventually cancelled.
Passengers were told that the trip would be made only early tomorrow from Porto.
According to one of the passengers revealed to the JM, the justification that was presented to him is that the flight was cancelled due to lack of staff. With the trip cancelled, the solution presented was to travel from Lisbon to Porto so that they can travel to Madeira in the morning.
The situation caused a disturbance among the passengers who counted to be already in the Region by this evening.