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Wine and Food Walking Tour in Funchal

Wine and Food Walking Tour in Funchal
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 62.48
Explore Funchal and see what all the locals are buzzing about. Taste the most traditional and authentic gastronomy from some restaurants, wine producers and the local market. Be a Madeiran for a few hours.

South West and North West Island Day Tour from Funchal

South West and North West Island Day Tour from Funchal
Duration:
7 hours
From:
USD 204.47
<p>Embark on a beautiful journey of the South West and North West part of Madeira Island where you will have the opportunity to visit the highest promontory in Europe, Cabo Gir&atilde;o and also Porto Moniz where you will find the towns natural pools formed from volcanic rocks.</p>

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Madeira Airport (FNC) Information


Madeira Airport TransfersSafely Arrive or Depart Stress-Free at the Madeira Airport -- Book a safe and convenient private Madeira Airport transfer from USD 23 or a safe and economical shared Madeira Airport shuttle transfer from USD 15/EUR 13.
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Madeira AirportWhere is Madeira Airport?
Madeira Airport (IATA: FNC, ICAO: LPMA), (informally known as Funchal Airport, and formerly known as Santa Catarina Airport), is an international airport located near Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The airport controls national and international air traffic of the island of Madeira. It was first opened on 18 July 1964 with two 1,600m runways.


The airport was once infamous for its short runway which, surrounded by high mountains and the ocean, made it a tricky landing for even the most experienced of pilots. The original runway was only 1600 metres in length, but was extended by 200 metres 8 years after the TAP Portugal Flight TP425 incident of 1977 and subsequently rebuilt in 2000, almost doubling the size of the runway, building it out over the ocean. Instead of using landfill, the extension was built on a series of 180 columns, each being about 70m tall. This airport is also considered the Kai Tak of Europe because of its singular approach to runway 05. For the enlargement of the new runway the Funchal Airport has won the Outstanding Structures Award , given by International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The Outstanding Structures Award is considered to be the "Oscar" for engineering structures worldwide. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports, ranks it as the 9th most dangerous airport in the world


 

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