If you can't get flight connections to Faro airport for your travel dates, there are two good alternatives for getting to the Algarve: Portela Airport (LIS) in Lisbon and San Pablo Airport (SVQ) in Seville.
With the new tourism offer for the winter season, around 150 thousand potential passengers are expected to arrive at Faro airport during this winter, representing an increase of 10% when compared to last year season.
In the 2015 fall began the works for the second phase of the renovation project - the expansion of the terminal. The contract is in charge of the national construction company Mota Engil and is estimated at 32.8 million euros. Its completion is scheduled for the spring 2017.
Last July 11, Faro airport completed 50 years serving the Algarve region. Opened in 1965 by the former President of the Republic, Américo Tomás, this milestone was celebrated through various cultural initiatives.