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Air 2009-PT-08006-E

Faro Airport Development Plan - Phase 1


Faro Airport (AFR) is one of the main Portuguese transport infrastructures (part of Priority Project 8 - multimodal axis Portugal/Spain-rest of Europe), acting almost exclusively as a gateway for tourists who predominantly visit the Algarve region of Portugal and the Spanish region of Huelva.


In the recent past, there have been profound changes in traffic typology, as a direct result air transport development that has led to a massive growth in the availability and frequency of short and medium haul flights, particularly through low cost carriers. There has, thus, been an increase in demands in terms of safety/security and environmental requirements.


The strategic response to these issues faced by Faro Airport was found through the conceptualisation of a series of interventions on the airport infrastructure, which were subsequently brought together under a single development plan.


The implementation of this plan will allow Faro Airport to not only continue to provide a strong and sustained response to growing and changing demand, but also to deliver an efficient and effective response to recent new requirements governing airport operations.



This project has been completed.




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Works: 20%

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Implementation schedule:

Start date: May 2009

End date: November 2012



 Ministério das Obras Públicas Transportes e Comunicações


Implementing body:

 ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal S.A.


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE


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