On Nov. 29, 2021, Inovtravel in partnership with SATA Azores Airlines will launch the first-ever non-stop flight from a U.S. gateway to Funchal, Madeira’s capital city.

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.

“We are thrilled to welcome the new direct flight from New York City to Madeira this November and expand our presence in the U.S. market,” said Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture of Madeira, Eduardo Jesus. “With accessible flight options from a variety of U.S. getaways, we are eager to welcome more U.S. travellers in the coming months to Madeira’s paradise.”

The weekly direct flight will be available through March 2022 and can be booked by travellers through Inovtravel.com. Prices start at $1,050 roundtrip for economy seats and $1,880 roundtrip for business class seats, including all taxes. Inovtravel’s travel packages to Madeira start at $999 including flights.

“Our goal is to continue to provide a plethora of options to U.S. travellers looking to escape to Madeira’s stunning islands through new direct and convenient flight paths and a variety of travel packages that can be tailored to fit almost any budget,” said Inovtravel Founder and CEO Luis Nunes.

The Madeira Islands are open to U.S. tourists, with no restrictions or test requirements for fully vaccinated travellers. To ensure the safety of locals and visitors, all passengers travelling to Madeira must complete a Madeira Safe online form within 48 hours before departure. Travellers who are not fully vaccinated can travel to Madeira with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival, or by conducting a free COVID-19 test upon arrival.