30 Jun Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
It is currently the best airport in Portugal in terms of space at the terminal. In terms of air cargo and passenger movements, it is the second largest in Portugal (ahead of Faro and behind Lisbon). This modern airport has witnessed a great increase in passengers and flights, and its destinations are also increasing more and more, mainly at European level thanks to the various low cost companies, namely Ryanair.
Ryanair announced, on July 4, 2009, the opening of its 33rd base, at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in an investment of more than 140M $, making history as the first foreign company to “settle” in this infrastructure with two permanent planes ..  Ryanair called Porto to Faro on a regular and direct basis for the first time on October 26, 2009. On June 14, 2010 Ryanair announced the purchase  of the third aircraft for the Porto Base as well as the creation of seven new routes: Barcelona El Prat, Bologna, Bremen, Maastricht, Marrakesh, Munich West (Memmingen) and Valencia. On July 2, 2019, the Emirates started a regular flight service between Porto and Dubai, four times a week, opening doors to Asia and Australia.
It has won another significant prize: best European airport in 2018, in the 5-15 million passenger category.
The award is given as part of the Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ), the world-leading benchmarking programme in the Passenger Satisfaction Assessment – 2018 Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ) Awards. The findings of the study are based on questionnaires filled in by passengers who, by doing so, express their opinions on 34 indicators relating to the services offered by airports: the quality of the services, waiting times, courtesy of staff, cleanliness of the facilities and comfort.
In 2017, the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, which is managed by ANA/VINCI Airports, was voted second best in Europe in the over two million passengers a year category. Boasting excellent accessibility, the airport offers exemplary service and direct flights to 79 cities.