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Funchal/Madeira (Which Airlines Fly There?)  
User currently offlineJad0761 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Can anyone find a list of all the airlines (charter or scheduled) that fly to Funchal/Madeira???

[Edited 2006-04-25 02:02:19]

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User currently offlineTrb10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

www.anam.pt will give you the answer

User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3492 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

TAP-Air Portugal
SATA
PGA
Aerocondor
Binter Canarias
Air Luxor / HiFly
Hapagfly
Condor
Air-Berlin
LTU
Transavia
Luxair
Thomas Cook Beligum
Thomas Cook UK
Thomsonfly
First Choice
MyTravel
Astaeus
BA/GB Airways
Excel
Braathens
Maersk
Sterling
Britannia Sweden
SAS
Finnair
Europe Airpost
Austrian / Lauda
Niki
CSA
Malev
Travel Service


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

I heard a rumour many years ago that a British Charter airliner was taking off from Funchal's elevated runway and it appeared to the controller in the control tower that the airplane seemed like it fell off the end of the runway towards falling into the sea before climbing fast back into the sky. The controller reported the bad take off to the airline's chief pilot who replied it was he who was flying the plane and henceforth the airline would not be operating any further flights to Funchal as landing and takeoffs did not leave any room for error from the runway! The airline was either Britannia (UK) or Monarch. I have never been able to find if there was any truth to the story but neither Britannia (UK) nor Monarch seem to operate flights to Funchal.

The approach/take off from Funchal does require special licensed pilots to be flying the aircraft.



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User currently offlineBoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1597 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

Amazing that little island has so many airlienes... need to make a trip out there myself...

I believe Austria Air flies their 777 over their as well...

Cheers,

Ric



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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3492 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Austrian B777s are regular visitors to FNC  Wink

User currently offlineGlasgow From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 3):
he approach/take off from Funchal does require special licensed pilots to be flying the aircraft.

How do you mean?

Is there a certain degree of training to go through to be able to depart / land at FNC??


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1639 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Certainly used to be a left hand seat landing only.

Since the runway was realigned and lengthened, don't know if that is still the case.

Going back quite a few years, I think it was Air Europe who, when using 757s damaged quite seriously one of these in a very heavy landing.

Also looking back, just about all UK flights had to make a tech stop on their return, often at Porto Santo (about 50km from FNC), to collect more fuel.



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 3):
I have never been able to find if there was any truth to the story but neither Britannia (UK) nor Monarch seem to operate flights to Funchal.

Britannia/Thomsonfly have 3 flights a week this summer to Funchal from Gatwick, Manchester and Luton. However, as you say, Monarch have none.  

[Edited 2006-04-25 18:06:36]

User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Quoting Glasgow (Reply 6):
How do you mean?

Is there a certain degree of training to go through to be able to depart / land at FNC??

There sure used to be one for the landing (I am not sure about the take-off). I don't know if that is still in place or not (the runway not is not very short, however the airport remains in a rather awkward place).



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