Airport Faro launches new routes to Aarhus, Bilbao, Strasbourg and Rome

ANA's environmental action plan advances with more measures implemented

Airport Faro - Photograph: Nuno Costa | Sul Informação

the airport of Faro will have 18 new routes this summer, of which six are completely new destinations and twelve are existing routes, but now operated by more airlines, «increasing and consolidating the offer and connectivity of the Algarve region», announced today ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, VINCI Airports group company.

Thus, the main issuing countries for the Airport of Faro – United Kingdom, Ireland, France -, «increase their offer of seats compared to the summer of 2019», before the pandemic.

The new routes, which correspond, according to ANA, to the «growth of strategic markets», are Aarhus (Denmark) and Rome (Italy), both operated by Ryanair, as well as Bilbao (Spain) and Strasbourg (France), both operated by Volotea .

ANA also adds that Ryanair will place two more aircraft at its base at the Algarve airport, increasing from 8 to 10, and will provide seven more new services, two of which are completely new. In total, the Irish company offers 47 routes from Faro.

For its part, Easyjet, this summer, maintains four aircraft based and plans to operate 21 routes.

There will still be an operation night stop Transavia France daily on the Paris, Orly route.

ANA Aeroportos also announces that, «assuming environmental performance as a priority, an ambitious strategy is also being implemented to achieve NetZero by 2030 across the entire ANA|VINCI Airports network».

At Gago Coutinho Airport, in Faro, the first photovoltaic plant, responsible for 30% of energy consumption, went into operation in 2022.

Meanwhile, changes have already been made to the lighting systems (LED, HVAC, BMS) and the supply of electricity to aircraft when parked, while the car fleet is being renewed for electric vehicles.

The VINCI Airports Reforestation Program is being developed in various regions of the country – in 2022, 2500 trees were planted in Mata de Tavira in a partnership that will be maintained with ICNF and QUERCUS.

ANA also underlines the partnership with RIAS and its «extraordinary work carried out in the field of biodiversity, in Ria Formosa».