Faro Airport is the gateway to the Algarve region in Portugal, a popular holiday destination for sun-starved visitors from Northern Europe and the UK. The airport is small, but sees more than a million passengers a year, and flights to Faro Airport arrive in droves during the peak summer season.
The terminal is undergoing renovations to keep up with numbers, but the current expansion is only due to be completed in 2013. If you're going on holiday, be prepared for long queues at the check-in area and at the security desks, which are often swamped at peak times.
Faro itself, only 2.6km (1.6 miles) from the airport, dates back to the 8th century and is blessed with gorgeous, hot summers. Take a stroll through the city streets and enjoy the beautiful buildings, statues and monuments.