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Porto Santo Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto de Porto Santo) (IATA: PXO, ICAO: LPPS) is an airport located in Vila Baleira, the capital of Porto Santo Island, Madeira.

Porto Santo Airport

Aeroporto de Porto Santo
Airport typeMilitary/Public
ServesPorto Santo Island
LocationVila Baleira
Elevation AMSL103 m / 338 ft
Coordinates33°04′15″N 016°20′59″W / 33.07083°N 16.34972°W / 33.07083; -16.34972Coordinates: 33°04′15″N 016°20′59″W / 33.07083°N 16.34972°W / 33.07083; -16.34972
PXO is located in Madeira
Location in Madeira
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2017[1])
Passengers (provisional)175,300
Passengers change 16-17Increase12.3%
Aircraft Movements (2016)2,077
Sources: Portuguese AIP[1]


The island of Porto Santo was the first of the Madeira Islands to obtain an airport. In 1959,[2] its runway was built with an initial length of 2,000 m (6,600 ft). The first aircraft to land at this airport was a TAP Air Portugal Douglas DC-4, on 20 July 1960.

The airport's infrastructure has improved over time, with increases to the runway length and in ramp surface. The last improvements to the airport structure were finalized on August 28, 1995, with the inauguration of a new passenger terminal and a new increase in runway length, which then reached 3,000 m (9,800 ft). The runway was also re-paved.


The airport has a 3,000 m × 45 m (9,843 ft × 148 ft) asphalt/concrete runway, with no ILS equipment as of 2011, but with VOR and NDB approaches available.

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  1. ^ AIP Part 3 - AD 2 Aerodromes Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Sinta o ritmo do Aeroporto da Madeira Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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  4. ^ "Flight Timetable".
  5. ^ Sinta o ritmo do Aeroporto da Madeira
  6. ^ Barkham, Patrick (November 27, 2017). "Castaway: the price of abusing cabin crew". The Guardian. Retrieved November 27, 2017.

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