City Trip to Lisbon

July 23, 2017

 

 

Humberto Delgado Airport (IATA: LIS, ICAO: LPPT), also known as Lisbon Airport and Portela Airport, is an international airport located 7km from the city centre of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. In Portuguese, it is referred to as Aeroporto de Lisboa, Aeroporto da Portela, or Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavém. It takes its name from the neighbouring parish (freguesia) of Portela in Loures Municipality, formerly known as Portela de Sacavém.

 

The airport is the main international gateway to Portugal and a major European hub. It is the 25th largest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume, having served 22.4 million passengers in 2016, an increase over the previous year by 11.7%, and the most in its history. As of 2016, the airport handled 92.2 thousand tons of cargo, and served 121 destinations with 47 airlines. It is the most strategically important European hub to Brazil, and serves as the largest Star Alliance hub to South America. It is also one of the most important European hubs to Africa. The airport is the main hub of TAP Portugal and its subsidiary TAP Express, a focus city for easyJet, Ryanair and Azores Airlines and also the base for charter airlines such as euroAtlantic Airways, Hi Fly and White Airways.

 

 

 

 

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