Porto Santo hugely popular this summer
The Diario reports that the island of Porto Santo is preparing to welcome the return of international flights in May after several months of interruption due to the pandemic.
The first tourists to set foot on the ‘golden island’ will be the English, with flights from Gatwick on Monday, May 17. This flight will land at Porto Santo at 9:45 am and return at 11:00 am. The airplane will be a Boeing – B 737-88, with a capacity of 189 people.
Then, on May 31, there will be an arrival from Manchester at 09:55 to return at 10:55. The aircraft used will also be the Boeing 737-88.
Polish tourists travel to Porto Santo on the 26th of May. on a Boeing 737-800, again with a capacity of 189 passengers. This will land at 12:50 pm, departing at 1:40 pm. This is not the first time that Polish tourists have come to Porto Santo. The first time was in 2011.
In June and July, more TAP flights and other charters from various airlines are expected, including IBERIA. Some of the popular hotels in Porto Santo are already sold out from the start of June until the end of September as Madeirans and mainland Portuguese opt for the “safe” option this pandemic year.
Having spent a large part of the last two days talking to hotels in Porto Santo I can vouch for this story!
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