Permanent, Non-stop Flight Links New York to Madeira, Portugal



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Starting this month, Madeira, Portugal, welcomes a new non-stop flight from New York (JFK) to Madeira (FNC) by SATA Azores Airlines. The approximately seven-hour flight makes Madeira even more accessible for Americans seeking a European island vacation. The relaunch of this direct flight results from the success of its initial launch in fall 2021, which marked the first-ever direct flight to Madeira from a U.S. gateway. The new flight departs weekly from New York on Thursdays at 9:20 p.m. and arrives in Madeira at 8:35 a.m. on Fridays. The flight from Madeira departs on Fridays at 5:05 p.m. and arrives in New York at 7:55 p.m. This flight schedule will change as the International Air Transport Association summer period begins in March 2023. “This is a very happy moment for the Autonomous Region of Madeira regarding the groundbreaking Madeira-new York connection all year round. Such an important step for the market itself and people willing to travel all year,” said Eduardo Jesus, president, Madeira Promotion Bureau, and regional secretary, Tourism and Culture.