Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, also known as Lisbon Portela or Lisbon Airport, is an international airport situated in the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The airport is the main International gateway to Portugal and other European hubs, it is the 22nd largest airport in Europe in terms of passenger numbers; in fact, the airport has been nominated as Europe’s leading airport for eight consecutive years in the World Travel Awards.
Lisbon Airport is the main hub for TAP Portugal and its subsidiary TAP Portugal Express, a focus city for easyJet, Ryanair and Azores Airlines and also the base for charter airlines: euroAtlantic Airways, Hi Fly and White Airways.The airport is operated by ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal which has been concessioned to the French group Vinci Airport in 2013.
Reviews – What People Are Saying
Being a small airport, it is surprising for the customers to find a wide variety of restaurants and souvenir shops inside the Lisbon Airport. The cleanliness and organized facilities of this airport adds a great impression towards its customers. Here are some of the reviews I’ve read and gathered:
“This is such a clean and beautifu airport! And the people I’ve met so far are so incredibly nice!!! Or maybe I’m just delirious from lack of sleep. I think flying for 18+ hours really kills some brain cells. And it’s super cold here… I think I’m dying. But overall, I’m excited as HECK! I’ve never been to Europe before and I am ready to have the time of my life!!!! Of course I’ll many more exciting thugs to say about Portugal in the next few days… stay tuned friends :)”
—Cherisse E (Honolulu, Hawaii)
“Lisbon international airport is beautiful, but can be confusing. Not all airplanes have assigned desks for check-ins so if you’re on Monarch (for example) ask one of the workers to tell you where their check- in desk is located. The security is pretty efficient making the process quick. There’s loads of stores and places to eat. The duty free store is huge and you can grab the typical alcohol and Portuguese wine. They also sell some Portuguese treats like pastel de nata. They sell a bod of 6 pastels for €9. You can practically go shopping for hours, but be careful and leave enough time to complete the immigration process especially if you are non- EU. The immigration queue for non-EU citizens cans be long. Once passed the immigration, the terminal has many stores and restaurants to eat in while you wait for your flight. Honestly, if you’re non-EU, I’d go through immigration first and shop in the store terminal so you don’t have to worry about it”
—Angelo E (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
“This airport has 2 floors and it’s really easy to find where you need to go – to the point where you second guess yourself. It can’t be that simple? Well, it is. You have to look at the monitors to find which ticketing area is for your airline – it changes all the time. It’s not like in any other airports where American Airlines, Delta, United, etc has their own ticketing area. You won’t know until 2 hours before your flight. I’m used to checking in 3 hours before an international flight so I was standing for an hour but the airport staff was nice and kept me entertained. The arrival/ departure process were both easy. The airport is clean and modern. Each gate has tiled walls of different colors. Lots of shops to get souvenirs/ duty free items. There’s a futbol store too with of course, Cristiano Ronaldo jerseys. There’s also an area dedicated to fado. I did my last-minute shopping here for some port wine, chocolate filled with port wine, fado CD’s, shirts, bags and magnets.”
—Cathy C (North Las Vegas, NV)
Lisbon Airport features two passenger terminal buildings. Terminal 1 is the main building that features a large landside and airside areas, containing several shops and service facilities. Terminal 1 consists of 2 check-in halls, wherein the older one contains 13 desks, as the newer one housing 68 desks. The area features 29 gates most of which are equipped with jet-bridges with 7 of them designated to non-schengen destinations.
The Terminal 2 is a bit smaller than the first Terminal. Mainly used by low-cost carriers, it is located away from Terminal 1, on the southern border of the airport. It features 21 check-in desks, and 15 departure gates. The area only offers basic facilities and fewer shops, or service counters.
- Airport Code: IATA: LIS – ICAO: LPPT
- Phone number: +351 218 413 500
- Website URL: www.ana.pt
- Email: email@example.com
- Flight Information: +351 218 413 700
- Fax: +351 218 413 675
- Address: Alameda das Comunidades, Portuguesas, 1700-007 Lisboa, Portugal
A small yet efficient airport, Lisbon Airport provides the best services they could offer, clean facilities and organized surroundings that makes it easy to navigate. With their varieties of souvenir shops and restaurants and cafes, arriving at Lisbon Airport can never be a frustrating one.
Have you’ve been to Lisbon Airport? What are your experiences? Tell us by commenting below!