A few moments ago, the Azores Airlines plane arrived in Madeira, which made the first direct connection from New York, carrying around 100 North American tourists.

Many were convinced by the images promoted through the website travelzoo.com, such as friends Leslie and Lissie. “When we saw the photos, well, we said straight away that we had to take this trip because it looks like an amazing place,” Leslie stressed.
Traveling to the Region for the first time, like the other tourists who spoke to our report.

At Madeira airport, where there was no lack of the traditional fireman’s hose to mark the launch of the connection, there is a delegation representing Madeiran Tourism, led by regional secretary Eduardo Jesus.

Watch a video of the first New York-Funchal flight from inside the plane