Call for airport at Monte Real

The President of the Central Portugal Tourism Board has called for an international airport at Monte Real to serve Portugal’s growing religious tourism industry centred around the holy Catholic shrine of Fátima.

Pedro Machado made his appeal last week on the sidelines of the 7th International Workshops on Religious Tourism in Fátima where he said that it was time for the Monte Real air base, a base for the Portuguese air force, to be converted into a civil aviation airport.

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