Capital and largest city in Portugal, Lisbon is also the 11th most populous city in the European Union. Lisbon port is one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic coast. The city is also one of the oldest in the Western Europe and 7th most visited in Southern Europe.
Lisbon airport is a major hub that serves as an international gateway to Portugal. It is located close to Lisbon city with ample amenities for passengers’ service. The airport is made of two terminals, with terminal 1 handling all arrivals and majority of international departures and terminal 2 for low cost airline departures.
Terminal 1 began its operations since 1942. It lies within the main building and has facilities for both arrivals and departures. Two check areas in and one joint departure area. The check in areas is with 13 and 68 desks respectively.
Terminal 2 was incorporated as a temporary solution to handle mounting traffic. Most of the low cost airlines depart from this terminal. Free shuttle service operating every 10-20 minutes connects it to terminal 1. This terminal is mainly used by easy jet and Ryanair.
Located well within the city, Lisbon airport is well connected by metro, the Aerobus and taxis. Connectivity by metro is by means of Red line with services every 5-15 minutes. Central Lisbon can be directly reached by the Aerobus services departing from the arrival hall of terminal 1. Arrival hall of terminal 1 also has offices of all major car rental companies. However the car park is located on the busiest roads in Lisbon.
The airport is a main hub for flag carrier of Portugal, the TAP Portugal and TAP Express. It is also base for charter airlines like euroAtlantic Airways, Hi Fly and White Airways. British Airways also operates regular flights from Lisbon Airport.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout terminal 1. Departures area of this terminal includes a bank, bureaux de change and ATMs. The area also has a number of restaurants, snack bars, cafes and fast food outlets. Passengers can also indulge into duty free shopping at this terminal. Available goods at this terminal range from Portuguese wines, cheese, designer clothes and confectionery.
Airport Business Centre is located in the airport that includes six meeting rooms with space to accommodate up to 150 people. Other facilities available at this centre include portable PCs, internet, photocopying services as well as drinks, snacks and shower facilities.