Airport and Air Travel, Lisbon
Also know as Portela Airport.
This is the country's most important airport, and plays an important role in the city's economic development and that of the entire Lisbon Region.
In 1998, Lisbon Airport posted the world highest passenger growth rate. The increase in airport capacity, the efficiency and quality of services provided are evident to all its users.
There is a variety of shopping available.
Lisbon has a small airport with only one terminal that services all domestic and international routes. Located 7 km from the city center, the airport is well serviced by public transportation.
My synopsis of this airport is that it is a fairly lively place, very airy feeling with very high ceilings and expansive check-in areas. Once you have used this airport I think it would be fairly easy to navigate…but…on this initial use it took us too long to figure out where the correct flight check-in windows were actually located. Then after we’d stood in line for 30 minutes we discovered that they wouldn’t check us in as our flight was not yet into their computers. So we had to go to the back of the line and start all over again. It was pretty frustrating. The airport did have some nice shops and easy to use ATM machines. I found the restaurants to be pretty crowed and it was difficult to find a place to sit.
Inexpensive luggage carts are available for rental at the entrance doors.
Restaurants open 24 hours are available in the airport, with Harrods providing a buffet and coffee shop. Passarola offers international cuisine while Iberusa has a wide range of local specialty dishes.
Duty-free shops and a selection of regular shops selling local delicacies, fashions, electronics and many other products are also available. Casa dos Sabores offers local Portuguese delicatessen produce.
A bank, 24-hour bureau de change and several ATMs are located in the terminal.
Ramps, lifts and specially designed telephones and toilets are available for disabled passengers. Airline staff can provide wheelchairs and assist wheelchair passengers through customs and immigration. Spaces for disabled drivers are available in the airport car parks.
The information desks located in the arrivals and departures halls and boarding lounge are open from 08:00 to 00:00. A tourist information desk can also be found in the arrivals hall (open from 06:00-02:00). Information hotlines are located throughout the terminal.
We choose a direct flight on Air Portugal through Anyway and we paid 184 Euros per capita for a round trip from Paris (Orly).
The travel lasted 2H15/2H30.
We had a lunch light but good.
At the arrival, the plane flies over the city at a low altitude and if the weather is fine, it is possible to shoot amazing photographes.
The airport is in the outskirts of the city and it is possible to reach quickly the center.
We chose the bus (areobus line 91) which is free at the arrival if you can show the AIR PORTUGAL boarding pass.
Plane. Lisbon International Airport and a Eur. 5-6 ride to the center.
If you come by car, there is a highway linking Lisbon to the spanish border in Elvas/Badajoz (+- 200 Kms) or from the North, you have the highway from Valença to Oporto, and then to Lisbon (+- 300 Kms)
In the city center you can use the subway. Taxis aren't very expensive. There is also a good bus network, but try to avoid rush hour, as the traffic is intense.
The service onboard was OK but the seat pitch is narrower than usually on airbuses!!
if you arrive by plane to Lisbon, just outside the airport catch aerobus to go to downtown.
costing 3.50 Euros but this ticket is valid for the full day
The best way is to fly into Lisbon.
The Airport of Lisbon, in the back the area of Expo 1998, now called Parque das Naçoes and the river Tejo
A KLM é uma ótima companhia aérea que merece ser tida em conta quando viajar de Portugal para a Malásia.
Os serviços no aeroporto e a bordo são muitos bons!