Porto Santo Airport

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Porto Santo Airport
Aeroporto de Porto Santo
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IATA: PXOICAO: LPPS
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Serves Porto Santo Island
Location Vila Baleira
Elevation AMSL 103 m / 338 ft
Coordinates 33°04′15″N 016°20′59″W / 33.07083°N 16.34972°W / 33.07083; -16.34972Coordinates: 33°04′15″N 016°20′59″W / 33.07083°N 16.34972°W / 33.07083; -16.34972
Website www.anam.pt
Map
PXO is located in Madeira
PXO
PXO
Loctaion in Madeira
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 106,592
Aircraft Operations 2,816
Sources: Portuguese AIP[1]

Porto Santo Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto do Porto Santo) (IATA: PXOICAO: LPPS) is an airport located 2 km (1.2 mi) north northwest of Porto Santo on Porto Santo Island, Madeira. It has a 3,000 m × 45 m (9,843 ft × 148 ft) asphalt/concrete runway, with no ILS equipment as of 2011, but with VOR and NDB approaches available.

History[edit]

The island of Porto Santo was the first of the Madeira Islands to obtain an airport.

In 1959,[2] its runway was built with an initial length of 2,000 m (6,600 ft). The first aircraft to land at this airport was a TAP Portugal Douglas DC-4, on July 20, 1960.

The airport's infrastructure has improved over time, with increases to the runway length and in ramp surface. The last improvements to the airport structure were finalized on August 28, 1995, with the inauguration of a new passenger terminal and a new increase in runway length, which then reached 3,000 m (9,800 ft). The runway was also re-paved.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aero VIP Funchal
Enter Air Charter: Funchal, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Germania Charter: Düsseldorf
Jetairfly Charter: Brussels[3]
Neos Charter: Milan-Malpensa
SATA International Charter: Lisbon, Porto
TAP Portugal Seasonal: Lisbon
Thomson Airways Charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham (begins May 2015) [4]
Travel Service Airlines Charter: Warsaw-Chopin[5]

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