For the second consecutive day, Air Force aircraft escorted a plane into Portuguese airspace. The news is being advanced by the television station RTP.
This morning (Monday), a Boeing 737 from Dutch carrier Transavia landed at the Faro airport. The Transavia plane carried 149 passengers.
According to a statement sent to the newsrooms, the Air Force today activated the F-16M pair in permanent alert at the Air Base No. 5 (Monte Real) to watch an aircraft of the Dutch airline Transavia, which declared emergency after taking off of Funchal.
Transavia's Boeing 737 reported pressurizing issues when it was connecting with Amsterdam, having diverged and safely landed at Faro Airport by 12:51 a.m.