“It is unlikely that any aircraft will land at Madeira airport today.” The guarantee is given to Diário Notícias by airport source stating that NAV has informed all companies of the wind conditions, which despite some slowdown between 3 pm and 6 pm today, will continue to blow above recommended limits. Therefore, all companies were advised against flying to Madeira.
By 14h 22 of the 32 arrivals scheduled for today and 21 of the 32 departures from Madeira had been canceled.
In light of the information received, TAP has already informed that it has decided to cancel the entire operation scheduled for today for Madeira. The explanation given by the company is that due to the continuing bad weather conditions in the Region, “and in order to minimize the constraints caused by them to its customers, TAP has reorganized its operation to Funchal today”.
In addition to announcing that today’s canceled flights have been canceled, TAP ensures that passengers have been transferred to tomorrow’s flights, leading the airline to place two A330s on the Lisbon-Funchal route.
TAP further ensures that it will continue to monitor the development of the weather situation. For this reason, it admits to resume flights if conditions improve at Madeira airport.
The Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) extended the orange warning that was issued yesterday to the wind in the Madeira Archipelago.
On the north coast, south coast and mountainous regions of Madeira the warning lasted until 9 pm today.
A lot of this evenings flights have already started to cancel trips. Many other flights including 3 condor flights from Germany, all diverted to the canary Islands.