The flights are set to run until March 23, 2022 and represent a new focus by the Madeiran executive relating to the resumption of tourist activity.
“It was negotiated with SATA and we are going to have an operation twice a week, direct flights to New York”, said Miguel Albuquerque.
The Madeiran chief executive stressed that this is a “unique opportunity” to boost North American tourism.
"It's an operation that we all hope will go well," he said, stressing: "Right now, it's a market that interests us a lot."
Miguel Albuquerque indicated that the regional economy has already “began to recover” from the crisis, especially in the area of tourism, which was the most affected, with a hotel occupancy rate around 62 percent.
“The indicators are very good,” he said.
It is great news for the Madeira real estate industry
By Tony De Nobrega from Madeira on 06 Nov 2021, 11:04