A spectacular flight down the coast of Portugal leads our journey to Faro in the Faro District of the Algarve region, in southern Portugal. Faro is famous for it’s 200 km golden coastline and the lagoons.
Its 30,000-seat stadium Estádio Algarve, shared by the cities of Faro and Loulé, was one of the venues of the Euro 2004 football championship. Faro is our stopover to enjoy plenty of sun and sand before our journey continues south towards Gibraltar.
Faro International Airport (IATA: FAO, ICAO: LPFR) (also known as Algarve Airport) is located 4 km (2.5 mi) to the west of Faro, Portugal. The airport opened in July 1965. A total of 5.6 million passengers used Faro airport in 2011. The airport gets very busy during the summer months, namely from March to October, to the extent that the airport becomes a slot coordinated airport. Faro Airport is capable of handling six million passengers a year.
|Aircraft||Daher TBM 930|
|Waypoints & Distance||LPPT MONUR TROIA ODEMI LPFR|
|Flight Plan||FP_LPPT-LPFR (zip) (PlanG) |
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