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50th Anniversary of Faro Airport

An invitation to the community

Faro Airport is celebrating on the 10th of July its 50th anniversary. It’s been 50 years serving a community, a region and a country. To celebrate this important landmark, ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, VINCI Airports Group and Faro Airport have organised a series of cultural activities for which they invite the surrounding community to join for free(see invitation attached).

 Starting tomorrow the 4th of July at 16:00, with the inauguration of the Exhibition "In Good Company", which embraces the history of the main airlines operating at Faro Airport since its opening. This exhibition was organised and designed by Faro Airport in collaboration with Aeronautics Association of the Algarve, and will be available to the public in the arrivals public area of Faro Airport.

Following this inauguration, at 16:30, at the same location, and for the delight of all present, there will be a performance by the Choir of NAV Portugal (air traffic services).

On the 10th of July, the ceremonies will begin at 16:00, with the naming of a street in Montenegro in homage of Faro Airport’s former Director, Carlos Cruzinha.


The inauguration of the collective exhibition "Art in the Air", revisits the history and the photographic collection of Faro Airport, recreating it on large canvases using photo painting techniques. This collective work also includes, open to the public, an installation inspired by the migratory flows of passengers from Faro Airport. The inauguration of this exhibition, which combines a production by ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal - Faro Airport, with the skills and imagination of the 17 artists that are part of the Algarve Artists Network. The opening of "Art in the Air" will take place at 17:00, in the public departures area (area 2 check-in).

 To complete this anniversary day, at 21:00 at the Municipal Theatre of Faro (Teatro das Figuras), the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Concert will be performed, as part of the Cycle "Marches, Waltzes and other dances" by the Orquestra do Sul.

 Finally and last, but not least, on the 24th of July at 22.00, ANA/VINCI and Faro Airport, invite the surrounding community to witness another memorable concert by renowned local and national band Irís at Faro Docks