Serving as a gateway into Portugal’s popular resort city of Faro, the Faro Airport offers passengers the choice of more than a dozen airline companies. Interestingly, Faro Airport serves as an international hub for the Irish airline company Ryanair. Ireland’s popular low cost carrier connects the city of Faro with more than a dozen other major cities in Europe. Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Liverpool, London, and Manchester are some of the important U.K. destinations available through Ryanair service. Brussels, Cologne, Dortmund, and Eindhoven are some of the other international Ryanair flights that are available all year long at Faro Airport. Several other European destinations are on the list of a seasonal schedule operated by the busy Irish low cost carrier. Ryanair is also the only airline to connect Faro with Porto, the second most populous city in Portugal.
TAP Portugal connects Faro with only one other destination. Portugal’s flag carrier offers direct trips to Lisbon Portela Airport, the largest airport in Portugal. TAP Portugal is the only domestic airline company that serves Faro Airport.
Faro is linked to the United Kingdom thanks to the service of several British companies. London Gatwick Airport, the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom, is accessible via British Airways all year long. On a seasonal basis, the U.K. flag carrier also offers flights to London City Airport.
In addition to offering flights to Gatwick Airport, EasyJet also takes passengers to London Luton Airport and London Southend Airport. This large British carrier also connects Faro to major destinations such as Belfast, Glasgow, Bristol, Liverpool, and Newcastle upon Tyne. During peak seasons, the low cost carrier Flybe connects Faro Airport with the English cities of Exeter and Southampton. Headquartered in Leeds, Jet2 offers direct flights to large U.K. airports such as in Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Based in London’s suburbs, Monarch Airlines is another major British airline that serves Faro Airport. The two major British charter airlines Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways also provide busy schedules between Portugal’s popular resort city and large cities in the United Kingdom.
Major German airlines that operate at Faro Airport include Air Berlin, Germania, Germanwings, and Lufthansa. Other large European companies that serve Portugal’s southernmost waterfront city include Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, and Transaero (Russian company).
There are more than 60 check-in desks located in the single Terminal building at Faro Airport. All of the gates are also located in the main terminal. Passengers should also be aware of the Schenghen and Non-Schengen (Non European member countries) regulations before heading towards the departure gates.