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Faro Airport (Algarve)
Aeroporto de Faro
IATA: FAO – ICAO: LPFR
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Portugal.
Operator ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Serves Faro Algarve
Location Faro
Hub for
  • Ryanair
Elevation AMSL 8 m / 24 ft
Coordinates 37°00′52″N 007°57′57″W / 37.01444°N 7.96583°W / 37.01444; -7.96583 (Faro Airport)Coordinates: 37°00′52″N 007°57′57″W / 37.01444°N 7.96583°W / 37.01444; -7.96583 (Faro Airport)
Website www.ana.pt
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,490 8,169 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft Movements 39,788
Passengers 5,447,200
Source: Portuguese AIP at EUROCONTROL

Faro Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto de Faro) (IATA: FAO, ICAO: LPFR) is located 2.6 km (1.6 mi) to the west of Faro.

The Airport is very busy during the summer months, March to October, to an extent where the airport becomes a slot coordinated airport.

A total of 5.4 million passengers used Faro in 2008. The Airport became a base airport for the first time in March 2010 when Ryanair based 7 aircraft which boosted jobs and will reverse the current downturn in passenger numbers.

Transport

Over 10 car rental firms are located at the airport. The airport is also close to the A22 toll free highway, with connections throughout the Algarve and direct to Lisbon and Spain.

Infrastructure

Faro Airport is capable of handling 6m passengers a year and is near reaching this capacity. Faro Airport consists of,

  • 22 stands of which 16 are remote.
  • 60 Check-In Desks.
  • 36 Boarding gates.

Since its opening in 1966 Faro airport has had 2 major developments: The opening of the new passenger terminal building in 1989 and its enlargement in 2001.

The new development plan 2009-2013 has already begun. Faced with growing traffic demand and passenger safety and satisfaction needs, over the next 4 years Faro airport will undergo extensive improvements to runway and infrastructure as well as a widespread renovation of the airport terminal and commercial areas, namely:
  • Increase of aircraft parking capacity from 22 to 33 positions, which will increase ATM’s from 22 to 30 per hour and passenger flow from 2400 to 3000 mov/h.
  • Increase operational safety.
  • Increase of airport capacity from 6 million to 8 million passengers per year.
  • Functional and architectural modernization of the airport terminal.
  • Renovation and expansion of commercial areas.

Airlines and destinations


Departures terminal at Faro Airport.
Departures terminal at Faro Airport.

The forecourt of the arrival hall.
The forecourt of the arrival hall.

Terminal building.
Terminal building.

an Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 at Gate 24.
an Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 at Gate 24.

The main apron.
The main apron.

Jet2.com aircraft departs Faro.
Jet2.com aircraft departs Faro.

Note: denotes charter airlines and their destinations.

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Belfast-International [seasonal], Cork [seasonal], Dublin
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel [seasonal], Cologne/Bonn [seasonal], Dresden [seasonal], Düsseldorf [seasonal], Hamburg [seasonal], Leipzig/Halle [seasonal], Münster/Osnabrück [seasonal], Munich [seasonal], Nuremberg [seasonal], Paderborn/Lippstadt [seasonal], Palma de Mallorca
Air Transat Toronto-Pearson
Arkefly Amsterdam
Portuguese Airlines Vienna [seasonal]
Bmibaby Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands
British Airways London-Gatwick
British Airways operated by BA Cityflyer Glasgow-International [seasonal]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
EasyJet Belfast-International, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield [ends 4 January], Glasgow-International, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Newcastle upon Tyne, Paris-Orly
Europe Airpost Dublin [begins 5 May 2011], Knock [begins 5 May 2011] [all seasonal]
Flybe Exeter, Southampton
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart [all seasonal]
Jetairfly Almeria, Brussels
Jet2.com Blackpool [seasonal], East Midlands [begins 12 May 2011], Edinburgh [seasonal], Glasgow-International [begins 1 April 2011], Leeds/Bradford, Manchester [seasonal], Newcastle upon Tyne [begins 2 April 2011]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Monarch Airlines Scheduled - Birmingham, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Chartered - Cork, Dublin, Shannon [all seasonal]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Palmair Bournemouth, Cork [seasonal], Dublin [seasonal]
Ryanair Billund [seasonal], Birmingham [seasonal], Bournemouth [sesonal], Bremen, Bristol, Brussels South-Charleroi, Cork, Derry [seasonal], Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Glasgow-Prestwick, Hahn, Kerry [seasonal], Knock [seasonal], Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Gatwick [begins 31 October], London-Stansted, Lübeck [seasonal], Maastricht [seasonal], Madrid [seasonal], Marseille [seasonal], Memmingen [seasonal], Milan-Orio al Serio [seasonal], Oslo-Rygge [seasonal], Paris-Beauvais, Porto, Stockholm-Skavsta [seasonal], Weeze
SATA International Toronto-Pearson
SATA Air Açores Funchal,Ponta Delgada
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomson Airways Belfast-International [seasonal], Birmingham [seasonal], Bournemouth, Cardiff [seasonal], Doncaster/Sheffield [seasonal], East Midlands [seasonal], Exeter [seasonal], Glasgow-International [seasonal], London-Gatwick, London-Luton [seasonal], London-Stansted [seasonal], Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne [seasonal]
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam [seasonal]
Transavia Denmark Copenhagen [resumes 11 February]
TUIfly Düsseldorf [seasonal], Frankfurt [seasonal], Hanover [seasonal], Munich [seasonal], Stuttgart [seasonal]
TUIfly Nordic Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Viking Airlines Glasgow-International [seasonal]

Incidents and accidents

  • On 21 December 1992, Martinair Flight 495 skidded off the runway in bad weather at Faro Airport killing 54 passengers & 2 crew out of a total of 340 people on Board.
  • On 29 December 2009, the terminal building flooded due to severe weather and leaks in the roof. This caused many problems inside the terminal, no flights were cancelled but one easyJet flight was delayed for 2 hours due to the snow in Liverpool airport and some passengers were unable to check in due to the flooding.


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General Info
Country Portugal
ICAO ID LPFR
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 37.014425
37° 00' 51.93" N
Longitude -7.965911
007° 57' 57.28" W
Elevation 24 feet
7 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR
Opr H24
118.2
399.55
376.75
GND
Opr H24
118.575
399.55
376.75
ATIS
Opr H24
124.2
APP
Opr H24
119.4
399.55
376.75


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 8169 x 148 feet
2490 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 080FAWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME VFA FARO 075X 112.8 At Field -
NDB FAR FARO - 332 1.9 NM 284.7


Supplies/Equipment
Oil Available (Types unknown)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1 - Avbl 0800-2400Z++. OT O/R with surcharge.)
LGT PAPI Rwy 10,28 MEHT 69'.
OPR HOURS Opr 0605-2400Z++.
RSTD 2 hr PPR for all arr and dep acft. Rstd to acft able to maint two-way com with Faro Twr. Flw-me cars avbl O/R. Trng flt with consecutive touch and go are only allowed PPR fr arpt OPS 72 hr before operation. Transponder required.



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