Faro Airport Will Be Connected To More Than 100 Airports This Summer

The summer of 2017 will bring 11 new additional routes and 15 new regular services to Faro Airport. Budapest, Dresden, Erfurt, Göteborg, Lille, Muenster, Newquay, Nice, Warsaw, Maastricht and Ostend are the major highlights of Algarve in the IATA Summer of 2017.

The 17% increase in the global offering of seats to and from the region of Algarve this summer, estimated at 8.4 million seats, consolidates the recorded ongoing growth trend. This increment will represent, in the season, an estimated increase of one million seats to the regular seat offering, in comparison with the same period in the previous year (2016 summer).

In the season now beginning, Faro Airport and the Algarve region will be connected to more than a hundred airports in 20 countries, and will be served by over 50 regular airlines. Concerning the markets, the big highlight of this IATA Summer goes to the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

The United Kingdom will maintain its usual relevance and will be connected to the Algarve region by more than 30 airports. With an expected growth of 15% in the overall seat offering, this market may reach, by the end of the IATA Summer of 2017, a market share slightly above 50%.

The German market has a remarkable growth in the overall seat offering (about 26%), with three new routes (Dresden, Erfurt and Munster), served by the Germania airline, with a reinforced search for Algarve as a tourism destination of choice. Also noteworthy in this segment is the reinforcement in the connectivity to Frankfurt by Ryanair, which will ensure a new daily service to this hub, one of the main and most important hubs in Europe, and will be served this summer by three airlines from Faro: Lufthansa, Ryanair and TUI.

The French market, which in the previous season presented an unusual growth in demand for Algarve as a tourist destination, will be connected to Faro Airport via 10 airports and will consolidate a high growth, of around 30%, in the offering of seats, if we consider the same period of the previous year. There will be two new routes between Algarve and France (Lille and Nice by EasyJet) and four new regular connections will be launched: Bordeaux, Marseille and Nantes by Volotea and Paris by EasyJet.

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Source: Ana Aeroportos

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