Porto Santo debuted direct connections from Norway

Eduardo Jesus says that the connections from Norway are a very significant contribution of another market for Porto Santo, especially as they happen during a period of lower demand, offsetting the effects of seasonality.

I’m just wondering if these tourists spend money in Porto Santo, or is it just the hotels that take advantage of this? Do they eat out or is all food provided in the hotels? Are they mainly here for a golfing holiday? If they are not tied to the hotel, is there enough open on Porto Santo for them, or is it going to make the stay boring if a lot of bars and restaurants are closed.? 

Maybe some of my readers on Porto Santo can share their thoughts. 


Porto Santo has, since today, with a new direct operation from Oslo, Norway. The calls will take place on Saturdays with a 180-seat Airbus A320neo plane, from the company Scandinavian ‘SAS’

The 17 programmed flights from that northern European country, until April 13, 2024, make an offer of around 3,060 seats.

The operation is supported by Madeira Promotion Association and is promoted by the Vila Baleira Group.

It also counts as partners the Vila Baleira Porto Santo, Vila Baleira Suites, Hotel Porto Santo & spa, INATEL Porto Santo and the Porto Santo Development Society (Porto Santo Golfe).

The president of the Association of Promotion of Madeira and regional secretary of Tourism and Culture considers that the Norway’s connections are a very significant contribution from yet another market to Porto Santo, especially as it happens during a period of lower demand, blurring the effects of seasonality.

Eduardo Jesus highlights the support of AP Madeira to carry out this operation, to which the dynamism of the Vila Baleira Group, as well as the involvement of partnerships strategic partnerships with the Porto Santo Development Society and other hotel units in Porto Santo.

With the new operation from Norway, Porto Santo sees the presence of Nordic tourists reinforced, joining the Danes who already demand the ‘Golden Island’. since 2016, and which, this winter IATA correspond to 5,784 places, originating in the Danish cities of Copenhagen and Billund.

In this winter season, Porto Santo has an offer of 13,431 places, which represents +59% than the same period of 2018/2019, without any effect from pandemic. It translates around 5 thousand more seats available on flights from Copenhagen, Billund, Oslo and Lisbon.

From Diário Notícias