Portugal on the rise for visitors
By Lina Rodrigues • Jan 20th, 2016 • Category: Property News & Info
Latest figures released by the airport management company (ANA) shows that in 2015 Portugal airports had a record year with traffic increased by 11 %.
The capital, Lisbon had over 20 million passengers, whilst Oporto had 8.1 million passengers, Faro 6.4 million, 2.7 million in Madeira and 1.6 million in the Azores.
In Faro, the growth was 6.4% to 6.4 million passengers, while Madeira airports reached 2.7 million passengers, 6.3% more than last year. The largest percentage increase was recorded at airports in the Azores, where growth was 25.7% to 1.6 million passengers.
According to ANA the sustained passenger growth in recent years results from the attractiveness of the airports network and the effort to attract new routes and airlines. On the other hand, the last two years were marked by strong growth in low cost traffic, especially in 2015, when the growth of low cost companies was quite higher than in the traditional segment.
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Lina Rodrigues - Office Manager - Lina was born in Madeira but spent her formative years in England. In 1981 her family relocated to the Algarve because of its high quality of living and mild climate.
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