“The year 2022 was the best year in the last 10 years for
the ports of Madeira – Funchal and Porto Santo – in terms of stopovers, having
registered 323, 25 more compared to 2019, which represents a growth of more
than 8% relatively to the pre-pandemic year, when there were a total of 298
stopovers”, indicates APRAM, in a note sent to newsrooms.
The administration of the ports points out that 2022 “could
have been even better, were it not for the 17 cancellations, due to weather or
Cited in the statement, the chairman of the board of
directors of APRAM, Paula Cabaço, underlines that “these numbers exceeded the
best expectations”, although the movement of passengers in 2022 (417,730) has
not yet surpassed the figures for the period before the Covid pandemic.
“We have had a record year of stopovers, in 10 years, and it
appears that the movement of passengers has gradually increased throughout the
year, representing at the end only 30% less compared to 2019, the year with the
most passengers since 2013 ”, says Paula Cabaço.
The Port of Funchal had 11 more stopovers in 2022 compared
to 2019 and a movement of 413,863 passengers, 30% less compared to the year in
The port of Porto Santo, on the other hand, “achieved an
unprecedented result in 2022: 21 stopovers, 3,867 passengers and 3,822 crew
members”, which means that, “compared to 2019, there were 14 more stopovers and