Faro Airport (FAO)
Facilities and Services
Faro Airport (FAO) is the busiest and largest airport in southern Portugal offering fast access to the beautiful Algarve for the hordes of year-round holidaymakers. Over 5.5 million people pass through the airport facility year in, year out, via numerous charter and scheduled airlines.
Facilities within the terminal are very good, with cash machines and banking facilities, including a money changer, as well as lost property, a post office and disabled facilities. Shopping and eating options are also good, with the rooftop café offering commanding views.
Airport Information Desks
Tel: +351 289 800 617
Passengers will find an information desk at the meeting point in Arrivals, where bilingual information staff can provide details on the airport's facilities, flights, public transport options and timetables, and disabled facilities. Some useful numbers include:
Airport Main Switchboard - +351 289 800 800
Airport Information Desk - +351 289 800 617
Left Luggage - +351 289 800 800
Police - +351 289 800 688
Conference Facilities (Airport Manager, fax) - +351 289 818 802
CIP Lounge - +351 289 800 787
Shops, Duty-Free and Retail Outlets
Faro Airport has quality shopping options, including duty-free for those travelling outside of the European Union. Shops at the airport include vendors of: local handicrafts, clothing, electronics, music CDs, newsagents, book shops and gift shops.
Bars, Cafés and Restaurants
The choice of eateries at Faro Airport is also good, with several cafés, a buffet restaurant and two bars scattered the terminal building. The rooftop café is a favourite among visitors and also offers children's menus.
Currency Exchange, Communications and Banking Facilities
A bureau de change booth can be found in the Arrivals concourse along with a post office, and there are banks in both the Arrivals and Departures concourses. Cash machines can also be found in convenient locations, while public telephones are scattered throughout the terminal.
Business and Conference Facilities
For those who are on business, Faro Airport (FAO) also comes equipped with a conference room large enough to seat 65 people, as well as basic office facilities. The conference room can be hired by faxing the airport manager on: +351 289 818 802.
Disabled persons facilities at Faro Airport meet international aviation standards, with specially adapted toilets for wheelchairs, elevators and ramps where necessary, and special assistance or wheelchairs provided by the airport. An induction loop hearing aid system is also installed at customer service and other booths.