The restrictions imposed by the Government of the Republic on passengers from the United Kingdom are beginning to reveal their effects at Madeira Airport. Five flights from the United Kingdom and, consequently, five to the same destination, scheduled for this Monday, have already been cancelled.
According to information from the Airport, 2 Easyjet flights from Gatwick and one from Bristol are cancelled, a Tui flight from Gatwick and a Jet2 from East Midlands are also cancelled. Only Bristish Airways flights scheduled for today remain confirmed for the time being.
These are the first effects of the determinations of the government headed by António Costa, who determined that only passengers who are nationals or citizens legally resident in Portugal can land in Portugal.
This time, the number of passengers expected for each flight drastically reduces, leading many airlines to choose to cancel their air connections between the United Kingdom and Portugal. This same scenario had already been anticipated, yesterday, by Eduardo Jesus, who indicated that Madeira will lose about 21 thousand people from the United Kingdom to the operation set up with a view to Christmas and the end of the year.