Porto Santo Airport
Porto Santo Airport
Aeroporto de Porto Santo
|Serves||Porto Santo Island|
|Elevation AMSL||103 m / 338 ft|
The island of Porto Santo was the first of the Madeira Islands to obtain an airport. In 1959, 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 Air Portugal Douglas DC-4, on 20 July 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
|TAP Air Portugal|| Lisbon |
Seasonal charter: Porto
|TUI Airways||Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester|
|TUI fly Belgium||Seasonal: Brussels|
Accidents and incidents
- On 27 December 2005, the pilot of Monarch Airlines Flight 558, from Manchester to Tenerife, diverted to Porto Santo to put off a 53-year-old male passenger who had grown verbally abusive after being refused further drinks by crew due to his intoxication. The man's luggage was offloaded and stacked on the tarmac right next to him; it was several days before he could find transport off the island. Media reports characterised him as having been abandoned on a desert island as punishment for his misbehaviour.
- AIP Part 3 - AD 2 Aerodromes Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Sinta o ritmo do Aeroporto da Madeira Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- "Germania flight schedule". www.flygermania.com.
- TAP Portugal adds Porto – Porto Santo charters in S17, Routes Online, 16.06.2017
- "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
- Sinta o ritmo do Aeroporto da Madeira
- Barkham, Patrick (November 27, 2017). "Castaway: the price of abusing cabin crew". The Guardian. Retrieved November 27, 2017.