A plane approaching the runway at the Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo, in Portugal. Photo: Shutterstock A plane approaching the runway at the Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo, in Portugal. Photo: Shutterstock
A plane approaching the runway at the Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo, in Portugal. Photo: Shutterstock
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Why Madeira’s Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Portugal is called the Kai Tak of Europe

  • Crosswinds and a precipitous location frequently land the island’s airport on scary-runway lists
  • Plus, the Park Hyatt and Aman brands are opening in Kyoto, adding to the city’s portfolio of international luxury hotels

A plane approaching the runway at the Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo, in Portugal. Photo: Shutterstock A plane approaching the runway at the Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo, in Portugal. Photo: Shutterstock
A plane approaching the runway at the Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo, in Portugal. Photo: Shutterstock
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.