Whether you are using the Arrivals Hall or the Departure Lounge at Faro Airport (FAO), it is reassuring to know that the terminal building is well-equipped with a wide range of facilities that cater for every travel need.
From leisure travellers and families on holiday in the Algarve to those passing through on business, Faro Airport provides all the key services and facilities of a modern European airport.
Bars & Restaurants
Despite its compact size, Faro Airport has an excellent variety of bars, cafés and restaurants located in the terminal building, offering anything from sandwiches and snacks to more substantial meals including pasta and pizza.
For more details about food and drink options available in the public Arrivals Hall and the security-restricted Departure Lounge, check out Bars, Restaurants and Cafés at Faro Airport.
Faro Airport has a diverse selection of shops catering for basic travel necessities, luxury clothing and accessories, and last-minute gifts and souvenirs. A small array of shopping facilities can be found in the public Arrivals Lounge while most retail outlets – including duty free shopping, fashion, toys, Portuguese delicacies and leather goods – are located in the airside Departure Lounge.
For a comprehensive listing, view Shops at Faro Airport.
Faro Airport provides a lounge area that can be hired for business meetings and conferences, with audiovisual equipment also available. Wi-Fi internet access throughout the terminal building – both free and for an unlimited time – has been designed to be as convenient as possible for travellers. All you have to do is complete a short registration process to log on to the network.
In addition, there are “Living Spots” (internet hotspots) where mobile devices can be charged.
For more information, visit VIP Lounge.
For the overall convenience of passengers, Faro Airport’s terminal is well-equipped with facilities and services to assist with a wide range of travel requirements.
These include international car rental desks, luggage seal and baggage storage areas, porter service, tourist information, lost property, ATM cash machines, banks, post office, currency exchange, VAT refund office and police security – as well as health services.
For further details, see Passenger Services at Faro Airport.
Faro Airport is a disabled-friendly environment, with all areas accessible by lift or escalators, and disabled toilet facilities and reserved parking spaces provided.
In addition, Faro Airport offers special assistance for disabled passengers and those with reduced mobility issues through the MyWay service. MyWay has to be pre-booked via a travel agent or airline at least 48 hours before your flight departure time to make sure that fully trained staff, wheelchairs or other suitable mobility devices are available to escort and help travellers with check-in, luggage, security and passport controls, and boarding/disembarking.
For more information, check out Disabled Facilities at Faro Airport.
For The Kids
If you are travelling through Faro Airport with children, you will find several child-friendly family services designed to make the journey more pleasurable and convenient for everyone.
Services for travellers with babies and young children include:
- Toilets and changing facilities for babies widely available throughout the terminal.
- Free use of pushchairs in the Departure Lounge (past security controls) all the way to the boarding gate.
- Entertainment units throughout the airport.
Packing for Your Algarve Trip
Regular travellers invariably have their own packing routine – and check-list – to cover all contingencies before setting off to the airport.
Even experienced travellers, however, will still need to swot up on local knowledge to complete their preparations, as each destination tends to have its own specific conditions and requirements.
Here we offer some key advice to help make your trip to Faro Airport and the Algarve region even more enjoyable and comfortable.
Free Airport App
If you want to have all the important Faro Airport information at your fingertips, why not download the Portuguese airport ANA App for free from iTunes, Apple’s App Store or Google Play? Use the app to:
- Check-in using the ANA app.
- Obtain real-time information for flight departures and arrivals.
- Track flight status.
- Find your check-in counter and boarding gate.
- Easily navigate your way through the airport terminal.
- Make reservations for airport services including parking, VIP lounge and fast-track immigration.
- Explore other airport services and take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts.
- Obtain directions and transport options to/from Faro Airport.
- Find your baggage carousel on arrival.