A spokesperson for SATA Airlines has confirmed that the airlines Madeira – New York route will start on the 3rd November, and has the support of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, through the Madeira Promotion Association (APM).
Azores Airlines (SATA), will operate a weekly flight. During the IATA winter period, the airline will depart from New York on Thursdays at 9:20 pm (local time), and arrival in Madeira at 8:35 am (local time) the following day. The flight between Madeira and New York will take place on Fridays, departing at 5:05 pm and arriving in New York at 7:55 pm.
The schedule then changes in during the IATA summer 2023, which starts on the 26th of March, is: departure from New York on Monday at 8:55 pm (local time), arriving in Funchal at 9:00 am the following day. The Madeira–New York connection takes place on Tuesdays, departing at 4:00 pm and arriving in New York at 6:50 pm.
In a statement, the Madeira Promotion Association, and Grupo SATA welcomed the launch of the new all year round Madeira-New York operation. An APM spokesperson went on to say that co-branding campaigns and joint promotional actions will be developed in the United States of America, giving “continuity and reinforcing all the work and efforts applied in the North American market.”
“This is a moment of great satisfaction for the Autonomous Region with the innovative Madeira-New York operation. After carrying out, for the first time, direct flights between Madeira and JFK Airport, as of November 2021, we have created conditions to continuously expand connections from one airport to the other, which is important for those who want to travel and for the market,” said Eduardo Jesus, the President of the Madeira Promotion Association and Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture.
Graça Silva, Director of Marketing and Sales at Grupo SATA, highlights the possibility of consolidating the group’s position “within a market that has enormous potential, and collaborating in the development of this extraordinary destination.”
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