Faro Airport (FAO)
History, Facts and Overview
In was not until Portugal's Faro Airport was constructed during the 1960s that tourism in the Algarve area really began to take off. The airport virtually became an overnight success and was conveniently placed with excellent access to many nearby resorts and beaches, such as Vilamoura and its large marina, and the beaches around Vale del Lobo. The town of Lagos is also close to the airport and known for its charming beach and historical appeal.
Essential passenger facilities inside the airport terminal include a branch of the Banco Totta e Açores bank, cash machines and bureau de change, together with a postal service. Portugal Faro Airport is home to an excellent selection of duty-free outlets and regular shops, such as Relay books, the Casa dos Sabores de Portugal delicatessen, I Santi Portugal clothing, and La Lojas Leirialgarve, selling an array of Portuguese souvenirs.
Cafes and snack bars are plentiful around Faro Airport and passengers will find plenty of sandwiches, salads and hot drinks at the Cafetaria Partidas Internacionais, Expresso Café and Terraço Bar. Self-service airport restaurants are also available for those looking for a more substantial meal and can be found within the main public areas.
There is a conference room onsite at Portugal Faro Airport that also comes with business facilities, including telephone, fax, TV and video. The conference room can hold up to 65 delegates.