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Lisbon Airport Information

Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport (IATA: LIS), is an international airport located 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Castle of Sao Jorge in the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. In Portuguese, it is called Aeroporto de Lisboa, Aeroporto da Portela, or Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavem. It takes its name from the neighbouring parish (freguesia) of Portela, also known as Portela de Sacavem.

The airport is the main international gateway to Portugal and a major European hub. It is one of the largest airports in southern Europe. The airport has two main runways, capable of accommodating large-size aircraft such as the Boeing 747. During the Second World War, as the neutral airport was open to both German and British airlines, it was a hub for smuggling people into, out of and all around Europe, as widely referenced in the classic Casablanca movie, whose plot revolved around an escape attempt to Lisbon airport. As such, it was heavily monitored by both Axis and Allied spies. In 2010, the airport handled 14,035,273 passengers and 93,871 tonnes of cargo. The airport is the main base-hub of TAP Portugal, and also for easyJet, SATA International, Luzair, euroAtlantic Airways, Hi Fly, Portugalia and White Airways. The airport is run by state-owned company ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Lisbon Portela Airport:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Aero VIP
  • Aigle Azur
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Air Moldova
  • Air Transat
  • AlbaStar
  • Blue Air
  • BH Air
  • Bmibaby
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • EasyJet
  • EasyJet Switzerland
  • EgyptAir
  • Emirates
  • Germanwings
  • Iberia
  • Iberia
  • operated by Air Nostrum
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Niki
  • Orbest
  • Onur Air
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Air Maroc Express
  • SATA International
  • STP Airways
  • operated by euroAtlantic Airways
  • Sun d'Or
  • operated by El Al
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • TAAG Angola Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • TAP Portugal
  • operated by Portugália
  • TAP Portugal
  • operated by White
  • TACV
  • Transaero
  • Transavia
  • Tunisair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Volotea
  • Vueling Airlines
  • White
  • White

This information was source by Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portela_Airport

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