Madeira Airport Informational Guide to Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (FNC) - Non Official

Madeira Airport Terminal

Madeira Airport consists of a single terminal building.

Its construction was quite challenging due to the terrain limitations and particularities: The terminal is partially underground and the runway had to be extended into the ocean thanks to 180 columns given the lack of space. 

Madeira Airport has a single long runway, one of the most dangerous in the world, which requires pilots’ special training. 

Present & future

The terminal was modernized in 2016. The shopping and baggage areas were extended. 


See the levels at Madeira Airport:

Level 0

This level is split into Arrivals and Departures, where Schengen and non-Schengen flights are hosted. 

Find also a transfer hall and boarding gates, both for Schengen and non-Schengen. 

Services: Left luggage, rental car counters, tourist information office, bank branch, ATMs, currency exchange, Wi-Fi, lost & found, VIP lounges.  

Level 1

This level is purely for concessions: Post office, hairdresser, VIP lounges, ATMs, currency exchange, Wi-Fi, luggage trolleys, hairdresser. 

Level 2

Here are located some VIP lounges and further services. 


Madeira Airport passengers will find everything to fulfill they needs and relax before their flight:

-Restaurants and cafeterias
-Special assistance for passengers with reduced mobility
-Tourist information office
-Left luggage
-Rental car counters
-Post office
-VIP lounges
-Currency exchange
-Baby Change Facilities
-Disabled Parking
-Lost Property
-VAT refund services
-Shops and Duty free
-Car rental services

See more Services


Atlantico CIP Lounge: Location: Airside, level 0. Open from first departure until last departure. Services: Internet Terminals, Wi-Fi, TV, no-smoking. 

Europa CIP Lounge: Location: Airside, third level. Open from first departure to last departure. Services: Wi-Fi, drinks, TV, Internet Terminals. 

GroundFource Portugal Lounge: Location: Airside, third level. From 04:00 am to 10:00 pm. Services: Internet Terminals, TV, Beer and Wine, Wi-Fi. 

TAP Premium Lounge: Location: Airside, third level. From 04:00 am to 10:00 pm. Services: Newspapers and magazines, telephones, snacks, flight monitors, Wi-Fi. 

Purchase your pass to Madeira Airport Lounges