Faro Airport has completed its expansion and modernisation works, following an investment of nearly €33 million, allowing the airport to continue to grow in a sustained way. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa; Minister of Planning and Infrastructures, Pedro Marques; CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, Nicolas Notebaert; and CEO of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, Carlos Lacerda.
The expansion will increase Faro Airport’s terminal capacity from 2400 to 3000 people per hour. The terminal has been enlarged from 81,200sqm to 93,120sqm with an increase both in the operating areas and in the public area. The retail area and food court have also been expanded and revitalised. The works carried out also include the adaptation of the capacity of the passenger terminal to a new system of lanes that allows 30 movements per hour, instead of 24, and the parking of 30 to 37 aircraft.
Moreover, the airport has responded to changes in security, by constructing new control areas, maintaining high safety standards and an adequate level of quality of service.
Faro Airport’s modernisation programme aims to adapt the infrastructure to a new paradigm of air transportation in Portugal and throughout Europe – the increase of low-cost airlines.