KAUST
Topic Author
Posts: 606
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:24 am

Funchal Airport Name Pronunciation?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:10 am

Greetings!

I am wondering, the airport Funchal/Madeira, how do you pronounce it? I had often talked about the airport with friends and am pretty bloody sure I'd been getting the name wrong!  Laugh out loud

Thanks in advance -
KAUST
"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
 
Velasco
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2005 1:28 pm

RE: Funchal Airport Name Pronunciation?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:22 am

KAUST

Funchal is pronounced foon-shaal, but you dont quite pronounce the "n".

Madeira is pronounced Muh-day-rah.

But isnt the airport actually called Santa Cruz?
Lisboa-Rio on the A340... São Pedro e São Paulo down below...
 
KAUST
Topic Author
Posts: 606
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:24 am

RE: Funchal Airport Name Pronunciation?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:26 am

Thanks for your reply Valesco! I was WAY off, unfortunately.

Now I can go into conversations with the correct name, although I could also, as you have somewhat suggested, just call it Santa Cruz  Wink/being sarcastic

KAUST
"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos