Faro Airport

Travellers going to Faro will discover an underrated tourist attraction near the southeastern coast of Portugal facing the Gulf of Cadiz. Those interested to go here can visit via the Faro Airport, one of the major international airports in Portugal. It has the capacity to handle six million passengers every year with its 60 check-in desks and 36 boarding gates. More than 40,000 aircraft movements make up the average number of flights taking off and landing on the runway which measures 8,169 ft in length. This allows some large aircraft to land on this airport.

A growing number of tourists discovering the beauty of Algarve have made Faro Airport a popular gateway to the country. Two renovations for its facilities were implemented since the airport was built in 1966. Both involved the passenger terminal building, with the first occurring in 1989 with further extension done in 2001. More developments are currently ongoing, as most parts of the airport have to be upgraded to handle as much as 8 million passengers in the coming years.

Travellers going to this port of entry can find it on the map at 37.020645 (latitude) and -7.968545 (longitude). Those going here for the first time will find the Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine and warm temperature.


Faro Airport currently has one terminal for departing and arriving passengers. Travellers will find it easy to board and alight from flights here due to the large number of airlines coming and going to this Portuguese airport. It is also a hub of Ryanair, with seven of its planes kept in the premises.

Airlines serving at this port of entry include Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Transat, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easy Jet, Edelweiss Air, Jetairfly,, Lufthansa, Luxair, Monarch Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SATA International, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Transaero Airlines, France, and TUIfly Nordic.

Those looking for other airlines can book connecting flights to the capital. Lisbon Portela Airport has a longer lineup of flights, which makes international travel more convenient.

Services and Facilities

Tourists using Faro Airport as one of their travel points will find that the airport has facilities ready to serve their needs. A money exchange bureau can be found in the arrival hall to provide travellers Portuguese currency to use during their trip. A Santander Totta bank counter and ATM slots are also available for those who need to make financial transactions. A paid luggage locker and porter service is available on request for those who need assistance with their bags. Travellers with disability can also ask for assistance from the staff. Lifts and wheelchairs can also be provided.

For those who would like to grab a bite or enjoy a meal, restaurants can be found in the public areas and boarding halls. Bars are open alongside the food concessionaires for those who like stronger beverages. Vending machines are also placed in strategic areas for those who need additional snacks. Customers who need to shop for necessities can turn to the duty-free shop and clothing stores. Newspapers are also offered for purchase, as well as souvenirs in the gift shops located in the area.

Other services in the airport include a post office for travellers who need to send letters. A police station is also in the premises for those who need to report issues with security and other related problems. Travellers can also go to the pharmacy for medicine that will relieve ailments. Travellers who need to charge their mobile phones, on the other hand, can turn to the Vodafone outlet in the airport. Those with accounts here can pay here and enquire about the alteration of services such as roaming solutions. Connecting to the Internet is also possible in the airport as free Wi-Fi is offered here. 

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Faro Airport

Aeroporto de Faro,
P-8700-997 Faro,

Tel:+351 (0)289 800800
Fax:+351 (0)289 818802


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 Location Details

Longitude:7° 58' 14'' W
Latitude:37° 0' 51'' N

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