This week marks the return of several new air links to Faro Airport, with Ryanair, Transavia and Eurowings once again linking the Algarvean capital to several European cities.
Ryanair is resuming flights to and from Dublin, Stansted, Manchester, Brussels and Porto, while Transavia is linking Faro to Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Paris, Montpellier, Lyon and Nantes. Last but not least, Eurowings is beginning flights between Faro and Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg.
More flights are scheduled to begin in July, with Air France linking Faro to Paris and British Airways and Jet 2 resuming flights from all its UK bases.
May saw the return of flights to Faro Airport with routes operated by Transavia, Brussels Airlines, TUI Belgium, Volotea, Wizzair, Easyjet, TUI Germany, Lufthansa, SWISS and Luxair.
Algarve tourism chief João Fernandes said: “The gradual return of air links to the Algarve is a positive sign for the region’s tourism sector and its economic and social fabric. It is, above all else, proof that there is an important perception that we are a safe destination in the eyes of other countries.”
He stressed safety is paramount as the region slowly resumes its role as Portugal’s flagship tourism destination and that all guidelines and recommendations from health authorities are being followed.
Furthermore, staff at Faro Airport are measuring temperatures of arriving and departing passengers, confirmed Fernandes. There is also an abundance of signposting and brochures with information about social distancing, the importance of wearing masks and other Covid-19 advice.