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Faro airport prepares for summer 2022
ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal|VINCI Airports reinforces its commitment to the Algarve region by rebuilding national and international connectivity at Faro Airport, a fundamental step for the recovery of tourism activity and local economy.
Successfully rebuilding connectivity
Faro Airport will open eighteen new operations this summer, including five new destinations: Nuremberg and Muenster in Germany by Corendon Airlines, Prague by Eurowings, Toronto by Air Transat and Valencia by Ryanair.
With such schedule, seat capacity over the summer is estimated near 90% of the 2019 capacity.
Strong collaboration with VINCI Airports partner airlines
This connectivity boost is the result from VINCI Airports’ airline marketing expertise, building on close connections with over 300 airlines globally. Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2.com, Transavia and British Airways continue to be Faro Airport’s main operators, since they are expected to recover around 97% of number of destinations, they had in summer 2019, including adding new ones.
Faro Airport also welcomes two new airlines
- Corendon Airlines Europe - which opens 2 new routes and 3 new services from Germany, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hannover, Muenster and Nuremberg.
- Flyr - the most recent Norwegian low cost airline with the route from Faro to Oslo, starting in July.
Accelerating VINCI Airports’ environmental plan
As a member of VINCI Airports network, ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal is committed to reach the Group’s ambitions of “Zero Net Emission” by 2030. ANA Aeroportos de Portugal is consistently applying VINCI Airports’ environmental action plan in Faro, by developing a photovoltaic plant which will cover 30% of the airport's energy needs. This project is the first in an airport site in Portugal and will be put in service by summer 2022.
Faro Airport, which is part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, is also partnering with several NGOS, like RIAS, to support biodiversity projects, including specific studies of flora and fauna, within the plan of environmental actions in the Algarve region.
Thierry Ligonnière, CEO of ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal and Executive director of VINCI Airports for Portugal and Brazil, declared: “We are very proud to bring such a connectivity momentum in Faro Airport at a time when the Algarve region needs it the most to rebuild its economy and tourism. Faro Airport restarts with strong dynamism and a clear sustainability target supported by VINCI Airports’ environmental action plan”.