ANA Aeroportos de Portugal is once again present at BTL – Lisbon Tourism Fair, highlighting the impact the airports’ activity has in the Tourism sector. It is estimated that 95% of the tourists visiting Portugal arrive by plane. With an exponential passenger increase in recent years, Portuguese airports became one of the key factors in the development of the country’s tourism.

The highest number of passengers ever in ANA airports, 55 million, was recorded in 2018, as a result of a 6.8% increase vis-à-vis 2017. The biggest increase happened in Lisbon Airport, which set the new all-time high of 29 million passengers. Porto Airport, in turn, recorded the highest annual traffic growth rate in the country (10.7%, to 11.9 million passengers).

Seeking to strengthen its importance in the domestic tourism environment, ANA Aeroportos de Portugal | VINCI Airports has been continuously investing to maintain and improve the quality of its offering and of the service it provides to passengers and airlines.

As a result, Portuguese airports are being internationally acknowledged, as was the case for Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto, once again honoured as one of the best in Europe in its category (5 to 15 million passengers) by the ACI – Airports Council International in 2018. A reference award, since it comes from an evaluation performed by the passengers themselves.

ANA’s stand at BTL highlights the Portuguese airports’ continuous quality improvement

ANA will have a stand at BTL 2019 to promote the quality of the domestic airport network, as well as the work carried out in the promotion of air traffic and service to the passengers of the 10 Portuguese airports, to professionals and private individuals.

ANA’s presence at BTL is not limited to its own space, also having partnerships with APAVT/Travelport (APAVT – Portuguese Travel and Tourism Agencies Association), with ANA|VINCI Airports being a naming sponsor of this stand’s lounge, as well as being present as a founding member of CIT – Centre of Innovation for Tourism.