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Faro airport expansion to be completed this July

FaroAirportFrontCivil engineering work at Faro airport will be completed early this summer, according to the Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, Pedro Marques, who seemed keen to announce this development even though the work is privately funded and is four months behind schedule.

The €35 million current expansion and refurbishment works will enable Faro Airport to cater for the expected increase in passenger traffic.

In 2016, Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA) announced that 7.6 million passengers had passed through the Algarve’s only airport, a new record, after a growth of 18.5%. Numbers in 2016 were up 18.7% on the year before and the trend continues.

The completed work will allow an increase of the terminal's capacity to board and disembark 2,400 to 3,000 people per hour.

The airport will have grown from 81,200 m2 to 93,120 m2, with a modernised security and retail area.

The number of aircraft landing and taking off can be increased and a new security area is opening next week with six additional security check points, to be followed in the first quarter of this year by the first new check-in area at the north side of the terminal.

The remaining areas will be progressively opened, with completion scheduled for July this year.

According to ANA, owned by the French infrastructure group, Vinci, its investment in Faro Airport will come to €78 million from between 2009 and 2017.

The 2009 to 2013 work was on the road and landscaping at a cost of €43 million.

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0 #6 David Fort 2017-08-04 20:20
Is the retail and food area now compete?
+1 #5 Ed 2017-01-23 17:07
Quoting mj1:
how I remember when you could park free at the airport and also stand in the viewing area and watch your guests arrive in the baggage reclaim..whatever happened to the light aircraft that hung from the ceiling
...not all changes are for the best
ahhh, yes. Such carefree days....
+5 #4 mj1 2017-01-23 14:45
how I remember when you could park free at the airport and also stand in the viewing area and watch your guests arrive in the baggage reclaim..whatever happened to the light aircraft that hung from the ceiling
...not all changes are for the best
+3 #3 Ed 2017-01-22 11:37
Quoting David Norton:
I see Spring has changed to Summer already...

...to the tune of 'Autumn leaves'.....
+4 #2 David Norton 2017-01-22 11:01
I see Spring has changed to Summer already...
-4 #1 Margaridaana 2017-01-21 14:02
Landings and take offs from 24 to 30 per hour? There aren't very many times during the year when there are only that many per day. Have to say that Faro airport is one of the most disorganised airports I have ever had the misfortune to go through, and I have been in many!

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