New flight connections and reinforcement of existing routes for the 2015/16 winter season

Published: New flight connections and reinforcement of existing routes for the 2015/16 winter season

As an holiday destination, the Algarve region suffers from the problem of seasonality. It has its highest peak during the summer and the lowest during the winter season, when the number of passengers arriving and leaving through Faro airport decreases dramatically. The most critical periods are the first two and the last two months of the year.

The competent authorities, namely the airport direction board, tour operators, airlines and other tourism partners, are making joint efforts to minimize the effect of seasonality during the winter. The strategy implies the reduction of airport charges and the increase in incentives to give an extra boost to the region during the winter season.

These measures have already produced effect with the reinforcement of existing routes and the start of new flight connections to the Algarve. With the new tourism offer for the winter season, around 150 thousand potential passengers are expected to arrive at Faro airport, representing an increase of 10% when compared to the 2014/15 winter season.

New flight connections for the 2015/16 winter season

Direct flights from and to Faro airport:

  • Cardiff, Cardiff Airport (CWL) - United Kingdom
  • Memmingen, Allgau Airport (FMM) - Germany
  • Zurich, Zurich Airport (ZRH) - Switzerland

Reinforcement of existing routes for the 2015/16 winter season

Direct flights from and to Faro airport:

  • Birmingham, Birmingham Airport (BHX) - United Kingdom
  • Brussels, Brussels Airport (BRU) - Belgium
  • Dublin, Dublin Airport (DUB) - Republic of Ireland
  • Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf International (DUS) - Germany
  • Eindhoven, Eindhoven (EIN) - Netherlands
  • Stockholm, Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) - Sweden
  • London, United Kingdom:
    • London Stansted Airport (STN)
    • London Luton Airport (LTN)
    • Gatwick Airport (LGW)
  • Manchester, Manchester Airport (Man) - United Kingdom
  • Paris, Paris-Orly (ORY) - France

For more information on destinations and airlines see the section on flights between Faro airport.