Madeira´s visitors - how to get to Madeira
- by air to the only airport on Madeira Island FNC
- by boat to Funchal Harbour
Prior to FNC - Madeira Airport - opening in 1964, PXO - Porto Santo Airport - was the closest airport, operational since 1959 and visitors would transfer to Madeira by boat.
Since 1995 PXO airport boasts a 3006m runway and since 2000, FNC airport boasts a 2781m runway both capable accepting any civil avaiation aircaraft.