The Minister of Infrastructures and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, visited today Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to follow up on the work of recent investment to expand the taxiway.

Participating in the visit were the CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, Nicolas Notebaert who stated “VINCI Airports is proud to drive growth in Portugal, in particular in the popular tourist destination of Porto. Here, the airport has hit the highest level of growth since we invested in ANA in 2013 – in just six years, traffic has doubled from 6 million passengers to 12 million, therefore we decided to invest in the airport to enhance Porto region development.” On the expansion of the road, Thierry Ligonnière, CEO of ANA Aeroportos, stated that "this 15M € investment results in an increase in runway capacity in order to prepare Porto Airport to continue to grow, as in last years". Fernando Vieira, Director of Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, congratulates the investments made, recalling the successive awards that this airport has been receiving, "thus demonstrating the dedication and commitment made by ANA and Porto Airport employees in the continuous improvement of services provided to its passengers."

The event included a presentation of the investment project, and a guided tour of the main points of the infrastructure, including the undergoing works, was conducted. The event was also attended by Alberto Souto Miranda, Communications and Deputy Secretary of State, Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto, Antonio Silva Tiago, Mayor of Maia, and the Chairman of the Board of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, José Luís Arnaut.

 

FACTS AND FIGURES ON FRANCISCO SÁ CARNEIRO AIRPORT:

In 2018, Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Oporto, received 11.9 million passengers, a figure that represents an increase of 10.7% over the previous year.

Growth continued in the first quarter of this year, with a 9.5% rise in processed passenger numbers compared to the same period in 2017.

The high demand from Porto Airport made it possible for this year to be connected to 78 destinations (6 more than in 2018) and to have 89 routes available (7 more than in 2018) operated by 28 different airlines.

In addition to the continuous growth in recent years and the increase in passenger traffic, the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport terminal recently benefited from an internal reconfiguration that brought great benefits in terms of safety and passenger traffic, created more space. New commercial offers have been added and reorganized, increasing attractiveness and convenience for passengers (also on the way). Today, there are 17 restaurants, cafes and bars and 45 shops.

Airports Council International (ACI) has awarded Porto Airports as "the best European Airport in the 5 to 15 million passenger category". This distinction results of the Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ), the world's leading benchmarking program in the Passenger Satisfaction Assessment, the results of which are based on the passenger-filled questionnaires which thus give their opinion on indicators such as waiting times, courtesy of staff, cleanliness of facilities, among others. This was the 13th prize that Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Airport received under this ACI program.