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Faro Airport Departures

Faro Airport departures are handled in a single terminal that serves nearly six million passengers every year.

There are a total of 60 check-in desks and 36 boarding gates for passengers’ use and some of the international and domestic airlines providing flight routes are Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Air Berlin, BmiBaby, Easyjet, Germanwings, British Airways, Lufthansa, Monarch, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines and Ryanair, who began using the airport in 2010 by basing seven aircraft there.

A European wide selection of destinations is available to Faro departures, from Madrid in Spain to Copenhagen in Denmark to Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, London and Liverpool in the United Kingdom or Vienna in Austria and Cologne in Germany.

Until 2013 the airport will undergo some extensive renovations, which may have some impact on the enjoyment of the services and facilities, but once the works are complete, the airport is ready to handle up to eight million passengers per year.

There are minimum of eight car rental providers offering their services to passengers and thanks to the parking facilities being within walking distance of the terminal, departures at Faro Airport can dispose of their rental car, key and documents with great ease and convenience at the end of their rental contract. Car hire suppliers include reputable companies like Auriga Crown, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. The service desks are open from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm daily.

Departure passengers will be dropped off by their taxi driver at the arrivals area of the terminal – where the taxi rank is located. A journey from nearby Faro city centre is just a 4 km trip, therefore the fare should not cost more than EUR 10.00 for a 4-seater taxi or EUR 13.00 for a 6-seater one, depending on the time of day. After 9.00 pm the fare increases by a couple of Euros, but not more. There are numerous private shuttle transfers providing low cost transportation to Faro and other resorts along the coast.

Airport buses connect Faro city centre with the airport via the EVA main bus terminal. Bus lines criss-crossing Portugal and the Algarve arrive at the main bus terminal from the coastal resorts and major cities, too, making onward travel from other parts of the country easy for Faro Airport departures.

There is no direct train station at Faro Airport, but departing passengers can travel into Faro city centre, where a train station is located.

The elongated terminal building provides the usual facilities and services such as Duty Free shopping for accessories, fashion, jewellery and basic shopping for newspapers, magazines, guide books or maps. Business travellers will find a fully equipped conference facilities for up to 65 people is available for their use, where a telephone, fax, machine, TV and video equipment is part of the hire agreement.

Faro is a barrier free airport and passengers with reduced mobility will find ramps and lifts all public areas and there are plenty of disabled toilets located throughout the terminal.

Passengers departing from Faro, who have last minute cash requirements can either use the services of a branch of Banco Totta e Acores or the various ATM machines in the terminal. There is also a bureau de exchange for passenger use.

Faro departures in need of refreshment prior to their return flight have the choice of several restaurants and snack bars. For motorists there are long and short-term parking spaces available within a short walk of the terminal.

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