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Faro Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto Internacional de Faro) is located to the west of Faro, Portugal.

This airport is commonly used by tourists on holiday in the Algarve but is sharply increasing its influence throughout the business community of entire southwest Iberian Peninsulamarker as a direct consequence of being already one of Europe's leading low cost hub airports. The majority of aircraft approach the runway directly from the direction of the Mediterraneanmarker as inland the land rises sharply. A reciprocal heading is usually used for departures.

A total of 5.6 million passengers flew from Faro in 2008. It is Portugal's second International gateway, after Lisbon's International airport and mainland Iberian Peninsula's sixth most important airport after Madridmarker - Barajas, Barcelonamarker - El Prat, Lisbonmarker, Málagamarker and Alicantemarker.

Terminal building

Faro Airport has a rather modern terminal building, fully eqquiped with double mutual load airbridges capable of handling aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400.

Airlines and destinations

Departures terminal at Faro Airport
The forecourt of the arrival hall

Incidents and accidents

On 21 December 1992 a 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.


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