Located on the North of Portugal, Porto is the country’s 2nd busiest airport handling nowadays more then 6 Million passengers/year. The airport is an hub for TAP, Ryanair, and starting in 2015 for easyJet as well. Even though TAP is the busiest airline in terms of aircraft movements, Ryanair is the leading airline in terms of passenger numbers. TAP operates one daily A330 flight to destinations in South and North America and most of its flights are operated by PGA aircraft.
Lisbon Portela airport is the busiest airport in Portugal and according to 2013 statistics it handled 16 million passengers, continuing it’s upturn passengers growth that has been on during recent years. Apart from flag carrier TAP (and it’s affiliate PGA), Lisbon is a base for charter airlines White and EuroAtlantic, plus the low cost giants easyJet and Ryanair. SATA also has a base here and its A310/A320 fleet can bee seen operating a few flights per day.
The one and only airport on the Portuguese island of Madeira is located 15 km northeast of the capital, Funchal. The ‘Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport’ is known for its increddible approach and is called one of the most dangerous airports. The runway is surrounded by the ocean on the south side and the mountains on the north.