Airports in Portugal


Portugal is not a very country so getting from one city to another doesn’t require the traveler to fly. However, getting into the country by plane is fast and affordable, thanks to many airports being served by European low cost carriers.

Here is a list of the major airports in Portugal:

Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is located about 7 km from the city center and is the main gateway into Portugal. The airport receives flights from all over the world and is hub for easyJet, Portugália, SATA International, TAP Portugal and White Airways. Direct flights from Paris are operated by Air France, while if you from London there’s British Airways offering a direct connection. The airport is clean and modern, but check in desks are sometimes disorganized.

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Faro Airport (FAO) is the gateway into the Algarve region , which is a popular vacation spot among Britons and Northern Europeans. Located just 2.6 km from the city, the airport is hub for Ryanair but Air Berlin, bmibaby and easyJet also offer flights into Faro, especially during the tourist season (March to October). The check in and security lines are swamped during the tourist season, but efforts are made to expand the airport in order to keep up with the increasing number of passengers.

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Madeira Airport (FNC), informally known as Funchal Airport serves the island of Madeira. Most of the flights here are seasonal , but the island is well connected to the rest of Europe.

Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) is often known as Porto Airport and is the third busiest in the country. It is also a hub for Ryanair. While most of the flights come from Germany and France, there are also direct connections to the UK , Italy and Canada.

Santa Maria Airport (SMA) is an airport located on Santa Maria Island in the Azores . It only receives flights from Lisbon and Ponta Delgada (another airport in the Azores).

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