About The Airport
Faro airport is the only international airport serving the South of Portugal (Algarve) and the Southwest coast of Spain.
With a 10 million passenger throughput capacity, Faro airport presents itself today as a fully equipped and modern international airport, offering a complete network of destinations throughout Europe and to the rest of the world, as well as providing new and exclusive international brands and services to its passengers.
Since it's opening in July of 1965, Faro airport has become one of the leading leisure airports in Portugal, processing over 9 million passengers in 2019 from over 70 destinations across Europe.
Famous for providing access to the Algarve, Faro Airport is the number one gateway for accessing the Algarve and Huelva (Spain) regions.
The Algarve is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations offering a diversified landscape, miles of beautiful sandy beaches, a vibrant nightlife, a top award winning European golf courses, favored among golfers from all over the world. The Algarve’s appealing cultural traditions offers a unique traditional gastronomy, influenced by the Mediterranean diet.
Due to its favorable all year round climate and excellent natural, social and cultural conditions, the Algarve is a popular second home for many frequent visitors, and retirees.
The Algarve also offers a wide selection of 4 and 5 star hotels, Spas& Wellness, sports training centers and modern conference halls.
With a year-round mild climate and location, the Algarve offers the best conditions for all active sports- Cycling and Walking, Surf and Nautical sports as well as Birdwatching.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, making Surf and other nautical and active sports is also of the favorite reason for our passengers to visit the Algarve. With a very diverse ecosystem and several prime locations to Birdwatching bird, with more than 300 different species and others very rare in the Algarve ( around 50) is a very appreciated for over than 100 M estimated birdwatchers in the world. With modern multi-purpose centers, The Algarve is also fast becoming a key destination for corporate events.
Facts and Figures
- List of Top 5 Airlines: Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2.com ;Transavia.com; Aer Lingus
- Number of Serving Airlines: 38 (2019)
- Number of Direct Destinations: 77 (2019)
- Number of Terminals: 1
- Number of Runways: 1
- Length of Main Runway (m): 2610
- Passenger Numbers (mppa): 9 M (2019)
- Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 117 (2017)
- Ownership: Private sector
- Operational Opening Hours: H24
- Total Catchment Population: 541,000
- Urban Population: 450,484
- Aircraft Parking Stands: 30 to 37 ( if mixed configuration)