Funchal airport

Main gateway to the Madeira region, Funchal airport was inaugurated in 1964 and unveiled in 2016 its new 1.800 sq. m. commercial gallery, with a capacity to handle transactions with up to 1.400 shoppers per hour. The modernization of the airport enabled space to be optimized to offer a richer and wider selection of services to passengers. Improvements also included refurbished check-in counters, new departure gates and border control areas. These improvements contributed to a 14.6% increase in air traffic at Funchal in 2016 and sales growth of more than 33.6% in just the first 6 months following the new facility's opening.

In 2023, Funchal Airport obtained ACA 4+ certification, the highest in the ACI’s environmental assessment programme. VINCI Airports received this environmental certification for all airports in Portugal, becoming the first country in the European Union to have its entire airport system (10 airports) certified ACA 4+.
Then, at the end of 2023, Funchal airport reached level 5 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program of Airports Council International (ACI). It is one of the first ten airports in the world to achieve this level, which certifies the airport has reached balance on its direct emissions.

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