Porto Airport, officially called Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, is the public international airport situated near Porto, Portugal. It is situated 11 kilometres northwest of the Clérigos Tower in the centre of Porto. The airport is owned by the Government of Portugal and operated by ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal. It is currently Portugal's second busiest airport based on aircraft operations and passenger traffic, according to the Aeroportos de Portugal traffic statistics. The airport serves as a base for the airlines easyJet, Ryanair, and TAP Portugal and its subsidiary Portugália.
The former name of the airport was Pedras Rubras Airport, until it was renamed after former Portuguese Prime Minister Francisco de Sá Carneiro. It resides at an elevation of 226 feet (69 metres) above mean sea level. The runway is designated 17/35, with an asphalt surface measuring 11,417 feet (3,480 metres).
The original passenger terminal had 60 check-in desks, 17 gates, and two luggage claim areas. A new terminal was constructed in order to increase the capacity. The new glass and concrete terminal opened in 2006 with two additional luggage carousels, more retail concessions and facilities, and more parking space.
Services and Facilities
Porto Airport is equipped with establishments and amenities to provide passengers with shopping and other leisure opportunities. The terminal features duty free stores that sell perfumes, beverages, cigars, and other duty free items, as well as international brands of clothing apparel and accessories. A mixture of well-loved and a few not-so-familiar food establishments are available for those who are hungry or thirsty or bored.
The ANA Information Desk is located at the departures area, floor 3, open to anyone who needs to ask questions or are experiencing any problems. There are also information desks at the departure lounge in floor 2 and the arrivals and luggage claim area on the ground floor. The airport is served by the following airlines: Aigle Azur, Air Europa, Air Transat, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Europe Airpost, Flybe, Germanwings, Iberia (operated by Air Nostrum), Lufthansa, Luxair, Ryanair, SATA International, Swiss International Air Lines, TAAG Angola Airlines, TAP Portugal, TAP Portugal (operated by Portugália), Transavia.com, Transavia.com France, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling. The airport connects Porto to several cities all over Europe, including London, Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, and Barcelona, as well as to Toronto.
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