Madeira Airport (FNC) Airport Information
(Santa Cruz, Madeira Islands, Portugal)
The main airport of the Madeira Islands, the autonomous region of Portugal famed for its wine, Madeira's Funchal Airport (FNC) is a 15-minute drive to the centuries-old capital of Funchal. Often referred to as the Santa Catarina Airport, this award-winning, single-terminal airport is close to Santa Cruz, Santo da Serra, Machicio and Caniçal, and handles over two million passengers a year.
Madeira Airport features many regular domestic flights to Lisbon and Porto, which are operated by both SATA (Serviços e Transportes Aéreos) and TAP Portugal (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses). Major cities in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands are also well connected, along with frequent flights to the Canary Islands.
The main road to the airport is the Via Rápida and it takes around 15 minutes from the centre of Funchal to reach Madeira Airport itself. The main public transport modes from the airport are buses and taxis. Aerobus shuttles offer a convenient way to reach Funchal and depart once every two hours, while hourly public buses also transport passengers to Funchal, along with further destinations such as Caniço and Machico. A taxi service is available outside and several car rental companies operate from within the terminal.
About Madeira Tourism
Located in the northern Atlantic Ocean, Madeira Island, the largest of three, is most noted for its namesake wine, although it is also renowned for its artisans specialising in embroidery and handicrafts. Sites of particular interest include the 15th-century Sé Cathedral and the remaining indigenous laurisilva (laurel) forests, which once covered the island and are now designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Funchal Airport (FNC) is located in Santa Cruz, on the eastern side of Madeira and next to the coastline. Santa Cruz lies alongside to the island's 'superhighway', which connects nearby Funchal, Gaula, Agua de Pena and also Machico.
Madeira Airport (FNC):|
|Address: 9100-105 Santa Cruz, Madeira Islands, Portugal|
|Airport Code: FNC
Tel: +351 291 520 700
Fax: +351 291 520 761