Faro Airport Information - FAO

Faro International Airport

Faro Airport opened 2.6 km due west of Faro city centre on the Portuguese Algarve in 1966. Since then it has expanded considerably with the new terminal buildings being constructed in 1989 and then further enlarged in 2001.

The Algarve is popular all year round as an important family tourism centre in the summer, and a major golfing destination the rest of the year. Faro Airport is the only airport serving this area and so is growing all the time. The next nearest international airport serving this location is Spain’s Seville Airport.

Faro Airport is ideally positioned close to the A22 motorway which runs along the length of the Algarve from the Spanish border. Buses and taxies are readily available at the airport, although most people use private or hire cars.

ANA Aeroportos de Portugal SA operate Faro Airport. It is a popular destination for those travelling from all over Europe and further afield but particularly the UK, Ireland, France, Holland and Germany. New routes are being introduced all the time.

At the moment, between five and six million passengers choose to pass through Faro Airport each year. Low cost airlines Ryanair and Easyjet have large numbers of flights arriving and departing from the airport, but approximately 45 service flights to and from Faro Airport including Thomson Fly and Air Berlin.

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In this website you'll find a complete guide to all the facilities and services available to passengers travelling through Faro airport. You can find out about places to eat, where to shop, book your car rental and find out about local buses and taxis.

We have a comments section on every page of the website so if you have any questions then feel free to leave a comment and we'll do our best to answer it for you.

Enjoy your time at Faro airport!