Faro airport receives millionaire  EU funding

Faro airport is to receive six million euros from the European Commission for the first phase of its redevelopment plan.

The award is one of 12 for various infrastructure projects in Europe to benefit from part of a total investment of 500 million euros.

The airport’s total redevelopment plan is estimated to cost around 130 million euros and will be carried out in two phases.

The first phase, which has already begun, will concentrate on the airport’s operational areas, while the second phase will see the terminal and accesses completed by 2013.

Meanwhile, low cost airline Ryanair opened its first Portuguese domestic route on October 26 between Faro and Porto airports.

Ryanair spokesman, Daniel de Carvalho said: “Until now, many hours and a lot of money were wasted to travel between the north and south of the country.”

For more information about these flights, please visit the website, available in English at www.ryanair.com