Lisbon Airport Unofficial Guide
Lisbon airport also known as Lisbon Portela Airport, is the main international gateway to Portugal. Being one of the largest airports in Southern Europe, Lisbon Airport has two main runways and continues to expand.
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Lisbon Airport Contact
Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: +351 0218 413500
Airlines AT Lisbon
Tel: + 351 21 841 50 00
Lisbon Airport Opened on 15th October 1942
Started off with four runways each a kilometre long. It has since expanded and currently has sixteen jet ways. Portugal was a neutral country during World War II and therefore the airport was open to both Axis and Allied forces during this period. Since then Lisbon Airport has undergone upgrades on several occasions with major airlines using it over the years.
Lisbon Airport is located 7km north of the capital Lisbon. This strategic location makes it easy for you to get to your hotel without much of a hustle. The airport handled over 13 million passengers in 2009. The strategic location of Lisbon Airport gives it an edge over other airports not only in Portugal but also in Europe at large.
The airport is well equipped to ensure the stay of passengers within the airport is comfortable. Restaurants, duty free shops, left luggage and baby care facilities, and meeting rooms are just but a few of the facilities available at the airport. Lisbon Airport also contains facilities for use by disabled people.
Getting from the Lisbon Airport to the city centre one has the option of using taxi or bus service. Due to the short distance it is not much of a hustle whatever your preference.
Lisbon Airport has encountered several recent changes due to the increase in passenger traffic. In order to handle the ever increasing passenger traffic a second terminal was completed in 2007. New boarding gates, air bridges and parking positions were put in place to aid in achieving this end.
There are also plans for an underground metro station to be installed within Lisbon Airport by 2010.