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The 18 largest airports and airlines in Portugal

Further information is provided on the 18 biggest airports in Portugal. At Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport) alone, 44 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 103 destinations.

Out of the six airlines of the country we have listed biggest 6. TAP Air Portugal is leading here with a total of 93 flight destinations.

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The 18 biggest airports in Portugal

IATANameCityAirlinesDestinations
LISHumberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport)Lisbon44103
OPOFrancisco de Sá Carneiro AirportPorto2261
FAOFaro AirportFaro2163
PDLJoão Paulo II AirportPonta Delgada517
TERLajes AirportPraia da Vitória38
FNCMadeira AirportFunchal2130
SMASanta Maria AirportVila do Porto31
HORHorta AirportHorta35
PXOPorto Santo AirportVila Baleira31
FLWFlores AirportSanta Cruz das Flores14
GRWGraciosa AirportSanta Cruz da Graciosa11
SJZSão Jorge AirportVelas12
BGCBragança AirportBragança00
VRLVila Real AirportVila Real00
VSEAerodromo Goncalves Lobato (Viseu Airport)Viseu00
CATCascais AirportCascais00
PRMPortimão AirportPortimão00
CVUCorvo AirportCorvo12


Freight volume

In 2020, a total of 280.01 million ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in Portugal.

The biggest airlines based in Portugal

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is TAP Air Portugal. In 2021, it carried 5.83 million passengers. It currently has a fleet of 75 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in Portugal are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
TPTAP Air PortugalAir Portugal7593
NITAP ExpressPortugal Express2023
S4Azores AirlinesAir Azores817
SPSATA Air AcoresSata613
MMEuroAtlantic AirwaysEuroatlantic62
5KHi FlySky Flyer26

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