SATA Azores Airlines will launch the first-ever nonstop flight from a U.S. gateway to Funchal, Madeira’s capital city. In conjunction with the new direct flight, operating from New York (JFK) to Funchal (FUN), Portugal-based tour operator Inovtravel has launched new travel packages to Madeira, which will include direct flights out of New York, accommodations, airport-hotel transfer and a travel expert.
Madeira, an island chain off the coast of Portugal, is undoubtedly a hidden gem of Europe, with impressive scenery across 300 square miles of mountains, valleys and beaches, along with five-star accommodations, Michelin-starred restaurants, and award-winning Madeiran wines. Not only that, but the archipelago boasts unique historical ties to the U.S., with its namesake Madeira wine being used to toast the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and Thomas Jefferson allegedly ordering close to the equivalent of 3,500 bottles of Madeira wine during his first few years of presidency.
Now, with the convenience of nonstop flight options, this Portuguese paradise is more accessible than ever to U.S. travelers.
The weekly direct flight will be available through March 2022.
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