Arriving to Madeira island.
If you are arriving to Madeira island we want to say you “welcome” to our Island and wish you the best holidays in Madeira.
In the past, the unique way to reach the island was by the sea, but due to the advance of technology and the famous of Madeira Island as a tourism destination, we had the necessity to build an airport. The Madeira Airport was officially opened on 18th July 1964.
In 1972 and due to the popularity of visiting Madeira Island the Airport was extended in order to allow modern and larger aircraft to land. Between 1982 and 1986 works were carried out to increase the runway to 1,800 meters, and it was inaugurated on February 1986. Subsequently, with the growing need to revitalize larger aircraft, the last runway extending for 2,781 meters was inaugurated 15th September 2000.
The Madeira International Airport (Cristiano Ronaldo Airport) is located in Santa Cruz just 20 minutes from Funchal and takes approximately 1h30 from Lisbon. There are daily flights to cities around all Europe from major international airlines, low cost and charter companies that fly from the main cities of Europe.
Some international Airlines with regular flights to Madeira:
TAP, SATA, Air Berlin, EasyJet, Transavia, Thomson, TUI Fly, Condor, JET2, Monarch, Lufthansa, Thomas Cook Airlines, Aigle Azur, Arke Fly, Edelweiss Air, Finnair, Luxair and much more.
Baggage Claim – Lost and found:
9100-105 Santa Cruz
Phone: (+351) 291520700
E-Mail: [email protected]
Visit Madeira: Madeira tourism board