Ryanair team also visits Porto Santo
The Diario reports that yesterday saw easyJet debut in Porto Santo, as previously first reported here. The low-cost airline will establish two direct connections per week between Francisco Så Carneiro Airport (Porto) and Ilha Dourada until the 30th of October, in an operation that provides around 19 thousand seats during the IATA summer.
easyJet also plan flights to the Golden Isle from Lisbon starting next month.
Naturally excited, the mayor of Porto Santo hopes that the arrival of easyJet will open the door, or in this case the runway, to other low-cost airlines, with the mayor advanced that there was some interest expressed by another company that debuted in the month spent on Madeiran soil.
More hotel units?
As for the number of beds available on the island, the mayor assumes that there will have to be a management of supply according to demand, but adds that “some proposals and indications have already arrived in the Municipality of Porto Santo so that there are more hotel units”.
Regarding the pressure expected in the summer, “today is the great example” that this is not what the Mayor of Porto Santo, Nuno Batista wants.
On the issue of travel being more accessible with the easyJet debut in
Porto-Santense territory, the mayor even jokes by saying that this is not
really his area, but what he can say is that the beginning of this
operation “has already brought a decrease in what were the abnormal
and absurd prices that practiced”, not only for “people who wanted
to go to Porto Santo”, but also for the locals to “leave” the island.
“TAP has already reduced prices and has already introduced
promotional campaigns. The competition helps and it’s a good thing
they arrived. We have to make the easyJet operation last and not just an
isolated moment”, he stressed.