Jet2.com on 8 Apriladded weekly (Tuesday) flights from its base at East Midlands (EMA) to Funchal (FNC) on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The 2,560-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s 737-300s until the end of the summer season, and will face competition from Thomson Airways’ also weekly flights. This summer Jet2.com will be operating to 28 destinations from East Midlands Airport, up from 19 last summer. The number of weekly departures at the airport has also grown by over 40%. Apart from East Midlands, Jet2.com will also be serving Funchal from its bases at Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle this summer.