Low-cost flights to Lisbon could start landing in Montijo

Lisbon councillor Manuel Salgado has confirmed that low-cost flights may soon start landing at Montijo’s airbase, which could serve as a “backup airport” to the capital’s main Portela airport.

Salgado explained that Portela airport is reaching its “limit” and needs to alleviate its passenger load.

Montijo mayor Nuno Canta confirmed that national airport authority ANA has suggested the idea, but no decision has yet been made.

“We know that studies are being conducted at the air base to see if it can receive the airport, but a decision needs to be made,” he said, adding the local council is “more than receptive to the idea”.

If the project moves forward, it is likely that a boat link will be set up to connect the two airports.