A Vueling vai ter 104 aeronaves ao serviço em 2015. Com o aumento de operações coloca no mapa mais dois aeroportos nacionais: Funchal (Madeira) e Faro.
Com 14 novos aviões na frota, a companhia low cost crescerá 19% em todos os seus mercados. No verão terá um total de 22 milhões de tarifas e 343 rotas.
No aeroporto Barcelona-El Prat terá uma oferta de 15.5 milhões de tarifas, mais 31% que no verão passado. Faro e Madeira são apontadas como algumas das novas rotas . entre 143 a apresentar voadas por 50 aeronaves.
Outras são: Ancona, Brindisi e Trieste (Itália); Birmingham e Belfast (Reino Unido), Dublin (Irlanda); Genebra e Basilea (Suiça); Roterdão (Holanda) e Moscovo Sheremetyevo (Rússia).
Itália será o primeiro mercado internacional da companhia com quatro milhões de assentos e um total de 56 rotas, 19 das quais serão novas.
Enjoy incredible views from every direction by walking or hiking the trails of Ponta de São Lourenço
See some of the city’s most interesting collections and exhibits at the Frederico de Freitas Museum
Learn about the history of Madeira at the Madeira Story Center
Hidden Gems in Funchal
Funchal is an excellent city for exploring on foot. Uncover some of the town’s hidden treasures by simply strolling down its avenues. There are several beautiful botanical gardens to be found, as well as unique historical sites such as the Santa Clara Monastery.
Lovers of the sea are often compelled to book flights to Funchal to enjoy the Harbor Promenade. This vibrant seaside boulevard east of the marina is a great place to watch the sun go down and grab a bite to eat at a floating café.
Plan Your Funchal Holiday
Madeira experiences warm temperatures year-round, so keep on the lookout for flight deals to Funchal. The area does experience a rainy season from November to February, however. While you may find cheap hotels in Funchal during this time, consider visiting between May and August for more sunshine during your visit. Book your Funchal flights with airberlin for a comfortable trip.
Flights to Funchal will arrive at Funchal Airport which is located in Santa Cruz. This is a smaller airport, but it still has most of the desirable amenities that passengers enjoy. There are numerous shops, cafés, and restaurants. Passengers waiting for Funchal flights can enjoy free Wi-Fi Internet access and those who patronize the VIP lounges can use Internet terminals, fax machines, and telephones to handle any last-minute business. If you are interested in cheap flights to Funchal you can check with any of the low-cost airlines that fly to this airport.
Getting Around Funchal
Funchal Airport has a free express bus that you can use to travel to and from the facility, all you simply do is show the driver your boarding pass to ride. You can also rent a car from the airport, but it is best to arrange the car hire when you book your airfare to Funchal. This will ensure you have a car available when you land. To get around town you can use the city buses, and there are pre-paid Giro cards that you can buy downtown to use for fares. You can tour most of the city by foot as well.
The Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro Park is home to the Jardins Do Palheiro, a series of beautiful gardens surrounding a private British colonial manor. The gardens include a Rose Garden, Ladies Garden, and Sunken Garden among others. While tourists are not allowed inside the manor there is a lovely Tea House on the grounds that serves tea and confectionary treats to visitors. Other natural sites of interest are the local Madeira Botanical Gardens and Monte Palace Hotel Gardens. If you are interested in older religious sites you may want to visit the Santa Clara Convent, Sé Cathedral, and the Colegio Church which is a historic Jesuit temple that was built in the mid-1600s.
By far the most popular things to buy in this city are wine, flowers, and fruit. You should always check with airport authorities to see what produce is legal to bring back to your country. Mercado Dos Lavradores is the huge local market where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables as well as freshly caught fish. This market also has some very nice cafés to get a bit of coffee or a pastry while you shop. The cuisine in Funchal is always fresh and local dishes are made mostly from fish and vegetables or fruits. Espada com banana is a popular local meal made from scabbard fish and bananas. Codfish in cream sauce is another local delicacy.