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Lisbon’s New Airport to be on Site of Former Military Airfield to the East of the City

Lisbon’s planned new airport will be a former military airfield on the eastern side of the River Tagus and will replace the current Humberto Delgado Airport, which is situated on the west of the river and the city.

Portugal’s government has formally selected the site at Campo de Tiro de Alcochete for the planned new Luis de Camoes Airport – which will be Lisbon’s only airport when up and running in the early part of the next decade.

The government has also approved an expansion to the current Huberto Delgado Airport, to allow it to meet growing passenger and flight demand while the new hub is being constructed and developed.

Plans for a new airport for the Portuguese capital have been floating since before Covid.

The new airport will have two runways – the first to be ready by 2030 and the second a year later – and will have the potential to house four runways in total.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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