Faro Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto de Faro) (IATA: FAO, ICAO: LPFR) (also known as Algarve Airport) is located 4 km (2.5 mi) to the west
of Faro, Portugal.
The airport gets very busy during the summer months, namely from March to October. There are 22 stands of which 16 are remote, with 60 check-in desks
and 36 boarding gates.
A total of 5.6 million passengers used Faro airport in 2011. The airport became a hub for the first time in March 2010, when Ryanair decided to base seven
of its aircraft there.
Faro Airport handles a large number of passengers from all over Europe, especially Ireland, the UK, Germany, Holland and Italy. Most of the low cost
airlines such as Easyjet, Monarch, Ryanair, Jet2.com and Flybe all offer direct flights to Faro throughout the year.