The island of Porto Santo has as of today a new air connection to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, an operation that during the summer will allow for the first time the arrival of 1,100 passengers coming from that market.
The new TUI air link is a triangular flight, because it has a stop in Madeira. However, the expectation that, due to its success, it may become a direct link by next year, without passing by Madeira airport.
In terms of international connections, the airport of Porto Santo currently receives direct flights from the United Kingdom (London, Birmingham and Manchester), Germany (Dusseldorf) and Italy (Milan), mostly made during the summer.
Aircraft coming from Denmark (Copenhagen and Billund) still land from October to May, with direct and highly positive effects in reducing their seasonality, the Madeira official added.
According to official data, in the first four months of this year Porto Santo airport recorded a growth of 12.8% in the number of passengers, which corresponds to the arrival of more than 30 thousand people and 11.5% In aircraft movements.