Madeira Airport runway extension celebrates 22 years of operation

Madeira Airport runway extension celebrates 22 years of operation

22 years ago, on the 3rd of July 2000, the Madeira Airport runway extension started operation

This is a landmark in Consulgal’s history, as our company was responsible for project management and construction supervision both of the runway extension and of the airport terminal, support buildings and airport accesses, having been also involved in earlier works related to the length increase of the original runway.

This project, one of the most complex being implemented in the World at that time, winner of the Outstanding Structure Award 2004 by IABSE (International Association of Bridges and Structural Engineering), was essential for Madeira’s development and affirmation as leading tourist destination.

It was also essential for consolidation of Consulgal’s competences and experience on studies, design, management and construction supervision of airports, which allowed our company to implement projects of the same scope in other countries and to position itself as the most experienced Portuguese company in this field.

Thank you to all who participated in this project of which we are proud and congratulations to Madeira International Airport, presently Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.