Inauguration of new terminal at Faro Airport, in Portugal
17 July 2017 - Events - Portugal
On 17 July 2017, VINCI Airports inaugurated the new terminal at Faro Airport, in the presence of Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa and Pedro Marques, Minister of Planning and Infrastructure.
The extension and renovation works have increased the size of the terminal from 81,200 to 93,120 sq. metres, and thus the airport’s passenger-handling capacity from 2,400 to 3,000 people an hour.
Zones dedicated to retail outlets and restaurants have been enlarged and renovated to better serve travellers’ expectations, and new security-check areas have been built to meet new airport security requirements while at the same time ensuring a smoother passage for passengers.
Amounting to €32.8 million, these investments are aimed at keeping pace with a major rise in passenger numbers: in 2016, Faro Airport recorded the highest growth rate among Portuguese airports, up 18.5%.