Faro Airport beefs up low season with extra flights

Winter is going to be busier than usual at Faro Airport this year, with three new air links, new airlines and more weekly flights.

It’s all part of airport authority ANA’s plan to “fight seasonality in the Algarve” and have tourists flying to the Algarve all through winter.

New winter routes will link Faro to Cardiff, Wales (Flybe), Memmingen, Germany (Ryanair) and Zurique, Switzerland (Air Berlin).

The routes begin on October 25 and will have two weekly flights each.

Flights to Brussels, Dublin, Eindhoven, London and Birmingham are among others beefing up the number of flights per week.

With all these changes, there will be nearly 150,000 more seats available on Faro flights than last winter (a +11.2% increase) and Faro now sees itself linked to 35 international airports.

Hopes are that these efforts will mark the “beginning of a new cycle” with the Algarve’s winter tourism scene “growing and improving”.

ANA has also stressed how it has been charging “lower fees during the winter” in order to encourage airlines to invest in the airport during the low season.

For more information on the links’ prices and schedules, visit the airlines’ websites or www.aeroportodefaro.com.pt

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