Faro airport

In 2013, VINCI Airports acquired ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, which held a 50-year concession contract for 10 airports in Portugal. The operation marked a key stage in VINCI Airports’ expansion outside France.
One of the 10 airports acquired was Faro, which opened in Portugal’s Algarve region in 1965. Sustained growth saw passenger numbers exceed 9 million in 2019 after the airport recorded.

In July 2017, Faro airport unveiled a new terminal, after a period of expansion and remodeling works. This extension, which allows the airport to continue to grow in a sustained way, is the biggest operation VINCI Airports launched and completed since the acquisition of ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal.

To support this surge in traffic, VINCI Airports put in place an investment and extension programme worth €32.8 million. In early September 2022, VINCI Airports inaugurated Portugal's first airport solar power plant at Faro airport. With a capacity of 3MWp, it allows VINCI Airports to produce 30% of the airport's electricity needs, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1,500 tons per year.

In 2022, Faro Airport received the “Voice of Customer” award from ACI for listening to passengers.

In 2023, Faro Airport obtained ACA 4+ certification, the highest in the ACI’s environmental assessment programme. VINCI Airports received this environmental certification for all airports in Portugal, becoming the first country in the European Union to have its entire airport system (10 airports) certified ACA 4+. This certification recognises that airports have fully accounted and reported direct and indirect CO2 emissions related to their activities and operations, have significantly reduced their direct emissions, offset their residual direct emissions and started to reduce their indirect emissions.

Key figures

  • 9 M
    passengers in 2019
  • 58,788
    movements in 2019
  • 80
    scheduled destinations

29 airlines

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air France
  • Air Nostrum
  • Air Transat
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Corendon Airlines Europe
  • EasyJet Airlines
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Enter Air
  • Flyr
  • Eurowings
  • Jet Time
  • Jet2.com
  • Luxair
  • Norwegian
  • Ryanair
  • SAS Scandinavian
  • Swiss International
  • TAP Portugal
  • Transavia
  • TUI Thomson UK
  • Volotea
  • Vueling Airlines
  • Wizz Air
  • TUIfly Germany
  • Lufthansa

13 restaurants and cafés

  • Burger King
  • Café Delta (x2)
  • Carlsberg (x2)
  • Costa Coffee
  • Eating Point
  • Mulligan's
  • Paul
  • Pizza Hut
  • SoHo
  • Subway
  • The Travellers Rest

39 stores

  • Ale-Hop
  • Algarve Tours
  • Attitude
  • Best Transfers 4U
  • Buzzpath
  • Clubs to Hire
  • CTT
  • Duty Free Store (x3)
  • Escudo Tours
  • Fashion Gate (x2)
  • Football Gate (x2)
  • Greenbus
  • MTS - Mediterranean Travel Services
  • Onpro Solution
  • Parfois (x2)
  • Portfolio
  • Relay (x3)
  • Safe-Bag
  • Santander
  • Sports at Heart
  • Sunglass Hut (x2)
  • Swarovski
  • Sweet Colors
  • Travel&Business gate (x2)
  • TUI
  • Unicambio
  • Vodafone
  • Welcome Desk
  • Top Atlântico
  • Victoria's Secret

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