Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
|Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
|IATA: OPO – ICAO: LPPR|
|Owner||Government of Portugal.|
|Operator||ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA|
|Elevation AMSL||69 m / 226 ft|
|Sources: ANA Portugal Airport 2012 Statistics|
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (IATA: OPO, ICAO: LPPR) or simply Porto Airport is an international airport near Porto, Portugal. It is located 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of the Clérigos Tower in the centre of Porto, in the municipalities of Maia, Matosinhos and Vila do Conde and is run by ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal. The airport is currently the second busiest in the country based on aircraft operations and the second busiest in passengers, based on Aeroportos de Portugal traffic statistics, after Lisbon Portela Airport and before Faro Airport.
Porto Airport reached its six millionth passenger mark on 30 December 2011.
It is named after a Portuguese Prime Minister, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, who was killed in an airplane crash as he was heading to this airport. It was previously known as Pedras Rubras Airport. The airport is a base for Ryanair and TAP Portugal.
On 25 February 2008, Airports Council International (ACI) announced that according to its 2007 Airport Service Quality Survey, Porto placed first overall in Europe for service and placed fourth among airports worldwide having fewer than 5 million passengers.
Airlines and destinations
|Air France Cargo||Mexico City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Cathay Pacific Cargo||Hong Kong|
operated by Air Contractors
|Med Airlines Maroc||Tangier|
|1||France||Paris||876,153||Aigle Azur, EasyJet, Europe Airpost, Ryanair, TAP Portugal, Transavia France|
|2||Portugal||Lisbon||435,572||Portugália Airlines, TAP Portugal|
|3||England||London||431,363||EasyJet, Ryanair, TAP Portugal|
|4||Spain||Madrid||411,286||Iberia, Portugália Airlines, Ryanair|
|6||Switzerland||Geneva||323,240||EasyJet, TAP Portugal|
|7||Portugal||Funchal||216,059||TAP Portugal, Transavia France|
|8||Spain||Barcelona||200,808||Portugália Airlines, Ryanair|
|9||Belgium||Brussels||157,744||Brussels Airlines, Portugália Airlines, Ryanair|
|10||Italy||Milan||155,284||EasyJet, Portugália Airlines, Ryanair|
|11||Spain||Palma de Mallorca||103,981||Air Berlin, Ryanair|
|14||Luxembourg||Luxembourg||82,257||Luxair, Portugália Airlines, TAP Portugal|
|15||Portugal||Ponta Delgada||80,401||SATA Internacional|
Metro and buses
The airport is served by Line E of the Porto Metro, linking it to downtown Porto, pendolino trains and Estádio do Dragão, and by transfer to other urban centres of Greater Porto: in Verdes station to Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim (using line B), Fonte do Cuco station to Maia (line C),Senhora da Hora station to Matosinhos (line A), Trindade station to V.N.Gaia (line D) and Estádio do Dragão to Rio Tinto/Fânzeres (line F). Taxis and STCP buses also link the airport and the city. There is also a bus that operates all night from Porto center to the airport. Also there is a bus service to/from Vigo (Galicia/Spain) twice a day on weekdays, and once a day during the weekend.
- 2011 - 3rd Best Airport in Europe of the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International
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