New Lisbon Airport

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Novo Aeroporto de Lisboa, NAL
Novo Aeroporto de Lisboa – Alcochete
Summary
Owner Novo Aeroporto, SA (NAER)
Operator ANA Aeroportos de Portugal
Serves Lisbon
Location Alcochete
Elevation AMSL 2,113 ft / 50-55 m
Coordinates 38°45′58″N 8°43′31″W / 38.766083°N 8.725300°W / 38.766083; -8.725300Coordinates: 38°45′58″N 8°43′31″W / 38.766083°N 8.725300°W / 38.766083; -8.725300
Website NAER

New Lisbon Airport (Portuguese: Novo Aeroporto de Lisboa, NAL) is the currently planned site for construction of a new Lisbon Airport, originally scheduled to replace or complement the current Portela Airport in the year 2017.

History[edit]

After years of debate and public consultation whether Rio Frio or Ota would be the place to build the new Lisbon airport, a new location was proposed in Alcochete and won as it was more accessible given the good infrastructure nearby, such as the Vasco da Gama Bridge. The location of Alcochete as the construction site of the future Lisbon Airport was confirmed by the Portuguese Government on 8 May 2008.[1] The estimated cost for the project is €3 billion (approximately US$4.5 billion). Construction started in late 2010 but, in May 2010, forced by the financial crisis, Prime Minister José Sócrates put the project on hold.[2]

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