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Albuquerque says air fare prices are scandalous. Photo Rui Marote
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The exhibition of flowers includes a production area of ​​Madeira. Photo Rui Marote
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The 2019 Flower Festival lasts for four weeks. Photo Rui Marote

Miguel Albuquerque assured today at the opening of the Flower Festival, that hotel occupancy during this tourist event would be 100% if it were not the prices of air transport between Madeira and the Continent. The prices practiced by TAP are prohibitive for families living on the Continent. Nothing justifies practicing these prices, since Madeira still has the mobility allowance, but for national tourism, it is practically impossible. But apart from tourism, there is the fact that there is this practice of prices to circulate in national space. The Portuguese Government does nothing to solve the problem.

The president of the Regional Government says that “the problem of mobility is being analyzed”. And remember what happens, for his own knowledge, with friends who have in the north of the country: “For example, to go to Porto Santo in the summer, a Portuguese citizen pays 800, 900 euros, they are scandalous prices.”

The president of the Regional Government yesterday officially opened the celebrations of the Flower Festival, highlighting a novelty, in this year’s edition, with the historical recreation of the bombers bay, in addition to the exhibition of the flowers contemplate a production area of ​​Madeira and the evocation of Madeira as one of the sites with the highest number of plants per square kilometer.

The head of the Executive reminds us of the experience this party offers to the population of Madeira, but also the impact of attracting tourists, we are at the weekend with 90%.

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