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Madeira airport battered by high winds, flights canceled

Staff Writer |
The high winds that have been affecting Portugal's Madeira for several days caused six flights to be diverted to the neighbouring Island of Porto Santo, while another had to change destination to the Canaries.

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The airport said that the high winds after midday meant that several flights were unable to land at what is considered to be one of European’s most challenging airports to touch down at.

Porto Santo airport, usually a very quiet aerodrome, now has aircraft from Lisbon, London, Birmingham, Copenhagen and Helsinki, as well as one from Faro, which was supposed to carry passengers who had been held back at the weekend, also because of the high winds.

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