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MADEIRA FUNCHAL AIRPORT Madeira, Portugal   Funchai used to have a notoriously short and difficult runway—and then in 2000, it won architectural arwards for building an extension right over the water.

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MADEIRA AIRPORT Madeira, Portugal Madeira Island's Funchal Airport has water on one side and hills on the other, making for a difficult approach. In the airport's runway was extended even further into Atlantic Ocean in order to accommodate larger jets.

Jardim Botanico, Madeira Portugal (Luglio)

Jardim Botanico, Madeira Portugal (Luglio)

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For the unique runway expansion project the Funchal Airport has won the Outstanding Structures Award in 2004 given by International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Down Under the Airport    No, not Australia or New Zealand, but Madeira island instead. To be precise the landing strip of the airport ... but don't worry it will hold.    The Madeira airport’s runway with a length of 2781 meters (9124 ft.), of which 1000 meters (3281 ft.) of the runway is supported by 180 pillars, each pillar 50 meters height (about 17 floors)  (tags: #madeira #photography #travel #madex #donamaro)

Down Under the Airport No, not Australia or New Zealand, but Madeira island instead. To be precise the landing strip of the airport ... but don't worry it will hold. The Madeira airport’s runway with a length of 2781 meters (9124 ft.), of which 1000 meters (3281 ft.) of the runway is supported by 180 pillars, each pillar 50 meters height (about 17 floors) (tags: #madeira #photography #travel #madex #donamaro)

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Driving back from Funchal

Driving back from Funchal

Funchal by night - Madeira Island - PORTUGAL

Funchal by night - Madeira Island - PORTUGAL

Madeira Island! Via do Porto da Cruz

Via do Porto da Cruz

Madeira Airport (LPMA / FNC) runway

Madeira Airport (LPMA / FNC) runway

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Fantastic Funchal: The city offers plenty of monuments, museums and gardens to visit, Madeira, Portugal

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Madeira's Funchal - one of the most relaxing destinations I have been to.

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