Lisbon Portela Airport

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Lisbon Airport ( Portuguese: Aeroporto da Portela or Aeroporto de Lisboa ) is the international airport of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, and the country's largest airport before postage. It is operated by the airport authority ANA. There is a direct metro connection to the city of Lisbon.

The Portuguese Air Força Aérea Portuguesa Armed Forces (FAP ) use a small part as a military airfield and call him a Aeródromo Militar de Lisboa ( Aeródromo de Trânsito N º 1 ).

Airlines and destinations

Lisbon Portela has links to numerous European destinations as well as several long-haul destinations with a focus on Latin America. The airport serves as a hub of TAP Portugal ( TAP).

From German-speaking countries TAP flies from Berlin- Schönefeld, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Munich, Vienna and Zurich to Lisbon Portela. EasyJet flies from Berlin- Schönefeld, Basel and Geneva; German Wings from Cologne -Bonn and Stuttgart; Lufthansa flies from Munich and Frankfurt am Main; Euro Wings for Lufthansa Regional from Dusseldorf; Swiss from Zurich.


Before commissioning of the airport Portela to be the easy Campo Internacional de aterragem airport existed at Alverca. In the 1930s, have been completed for security transatlantic flights mainly in flying boats and further flights in conventional aircraft. Due to the position as Europe's westernmost capital Lisbon had ideal conditions for these flights. Therefore, the government decided to build two new airports: one terrestrial, the Aeroporto da Portela today and the river Tagus to Aeroporto de Cabo Ruivo Marítimo for seaplanes. In 1938 started the construction of the two airports, 1940, they were completed. In order to allow a fast car connection between airports, was also built in the Avenida Entre- Aero postage.

On 1 August 2007 the new Terminal 2 was opened for domestic flights. Since 17 July 2012, the airport via the Metro Station Aeroporto to the network of Lisbon Metro is attached. To cope with the increasing volume of air traffic in the long term, the Portuguese Government is under Pedro Passos Coelho an expansion Portelas, at the same time a postponement of the start of construction of the new Alcochete airport indefinitely.