“ANA Aeroportos de Portugal |VINCI Airports continues its commitment to the Algarve region, bringing more routes and connectivity this summer, essential for consolidating regional and national tourism offer and activity,” states the company.
Faro Airport will have 18 new routes this summer, of which six are completely new destinations and twelve are existing routes, but now operated by more airlines, increasing and consolidating the offer and connectivity of the Algarve region.
According to ANA, the main issuing countries for Faro Airport, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, increase their offer of seats compared to the summer of 2019.
New routes and growth of strategic markets for Faro airport will be Aarhus-Denmark (Ryanair); Bilbao-Volotea (Spain); Strasbourg-France (Volotea) and Rome-Italy (Ryanair).
Meanwhile, Ryanair will add two more planes, going from eight to 10, and offering seven more new services, two completely new, for a total it offers 47 routes from Faro.
The company continues: “Assuming environmental performance as a priority, an ambitious strategy is also being implemented to achieve NetZero by 2030 across the entire ANA|VINCI Airports network”.
At Gago Coutinho Airport (Faro), the first photovoltaic plant, responsible for 30 percent of energy consumption, went into operation in 2022. Changes have already been made to the lighting systems (LED, HVAC, BMS), and the supply of electricity to aircraft when parked; the car fleet is being renewed for electric vehicles and the VINCI Airports Reforestation Program is being developed in several regions of the country – and, in 2022, 2,500 trees were planted in Mata de Tavira in a partnership that will be maintained with ICNF and QUERCUS.
Adding extra destinations will probably be good for tourism.
More planes will bring additional noise pollution to a wide area around the airport and over many municipalities under the flightroutes.
Flight authorities could aleviate the pain by instructing planes to take off over the sea for a prolonged distance and reach a much higher altitude before turning landinward. It is a procedure well known to the air companies and which is already put into practice at many airports bordering the sea.
By Marco from Algarve on 03 Mar 2023, 23:31
You can clearly see the bad management of TAP when you look at Faro, Porto or Madeira airports. They simply don't explore the potential.
By Diogo F. from Lisbon on 04 Mar 2023, 08:22