Thomson Airways starts flying from Birmingham to Porto Santo
Thomson airways has started flying from Birmingham to Porto Santo, with a weekly flight. This seasonal operation will last until the end of September and is the third direct connection from The UK to Porto Santo Island, after London Gatwick and Manchester.
The UK market is the largest foreign source market at Porto Santo Airport, with a market share of 22%.
In 2014, the passenger flows from the UK exceeded 23 thousand passengers and this new operation is expected to raise this number by 3 thousand more passengers.
Passengers arriving at the first flight yesterday were greeted by the airport team with Madeira Wine and local flowers.