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ANA Aeroportos de Portugal - Madeira Airport

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About The Airport

Why fly to Madeira Islands in 5 key points:

1.      A subtropical archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean

With a privileged location the archipelago of Madeira is the perfect holiday destination in Europe. The archipelago lies on the Atlantic Ocean, 1000 km from continental Europe and 700 km from Marocco. With daily direct connections to the main European airports, visiting Madeira is an upscale experience.

Between the highest peak and the deepest dive, nature is all around the island. 1/3 of Madeira Island has been, since 1999, a UNESCO World Heritage.

A year-round destination, the subtropical climate makes Madeira and Porto Santo Islands an incredible option for all tastes, seasons, and ages.

2.      We are people welcoming people

Recognized by ACI as the Best European Airport in the under 5 million passengers’ category, Madeira Airport reaches 4.6 million passengers in 2023. This means an increase of more than +43% compared to 2019 which is a traffic recovery record.

The positive dynamic remains strong in 2024, thanks to the proactive connectivity development which allows Madeira airport to offer more than 60 direct routes, including Berlin, Warsaw, and Helsinki!

3.      A growing market

“Save to Discover” was the call to action during pandemic times and the result was an island that never closed, a new hub for the digital nomads, a happy place to stay with nature and the choice for stay living for lot of families.

Since 2019 Madeira Airport grows from 3,2 million to 4,6 million passengers in 2023. In 2023 the average load factor was 85%. Since 2019, Madeira Airport has added more than 16 new direct destinations, 6 new airlines and a Ryanair base!

4.      Two islands to visit

Flying to the archipelago is the opportunity to choose between the green of Madeira Island or the sandy and gold small island of Porto Santo.

Porto Santo Airport received in 2023, more than 246.000 passengers, being 77% from mainland, 9% from UK and 8% from Denmark.

Porto Santo is the island of the Best Beach of Europe recognized in 2024 by World Travel Awards and is the paradise to dive in the Atlantic Ocean and to play golf.

Everything is prepared to open a new airport terminal during 2025 in Porto Santo. Sustainability and the engagement with the nature and culture of the island are the main subjects of the new project.

5.      Some TIPS:

  • A subtropical island 3 hours from London, 3 hours from Paris and 4 hours from Frankfurt!
  • A year-round destination.
  • A 4 and 5 stars hotel destination.
  • A World Heritage by Unesco; recognized 10 times as the Best Island Destination and Porto Santo as the Best beach destination in Europe.
  • One of the best airports under 5 million passengers in Europe.

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