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Faro Airport

Faro Airport is located 2.6 km to the west of Faro, Portugal.

Faro Airport is the most important airport in Algarve in south Portugal, it is seven kilometers west of the city, Faro. Many budget companies have direct flights from Faro to North Europe, such as Easyjet, Flybe and Air Berlin. Most passengers come from Great Britain, The Netherlands and Germany.

The terminal building was expanded and renewed not so long ago.  The Arrivals and Departures Halls are connected with each other, between these two halls is where you can find most service counters

The Airport is very busy during the summer months, March to October, to an extent where the airport becomes a slot coordinated airport.

A total of 5.4 million passengers used Faro in 2008. The Airport became a base airport for the first time in March 2010 when Ryanair based 7 aircraft

Faro Airport is capable of handling 6m passengers a year and is near reaching this capacity. Faro Airport consists of,

  • 22 stands of which 16 are remote.
  • 60 Check-In Desks.
  • 36 Boarding gates.

Since its opening in 1966 Faro airport has had 2 major developments: The opening of the new passenger terminal building in 1989 and its enlargement in 2001.

The new development plan 2009-2013 has already begun. Faced with growing traffic demand and passenger safety and satisfaction needs, over the next 4 years Faro airport will undergo extensive improvements to runway and infrastructure as well as a widespread renovation of the airport terminal and commercial areas, namely:

  • Increase of aircraft parking capacity from 22 to 33 positions, which will increase ATM’s from 22 to 30 per hour and passenger flow from 2400 to 3000 mov/h.
  • Increase operational safety.
  • Increase of airport capacity from 6 million to 8 million passengers per year.
  • Functional and architectural modernization of the airport terminal.
  • Renovation and expansion of commercial areas.

Faro Airport Contact


Faro Airport
8001-701 Faro

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +351(0)289 800 800
Fax: +351(0)289 818 802

Airport Codes

IATA airport code: FAO
ICAO airport code: LPFR

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