Often known as Porto Airport, Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is the main airfield for the northern Portuguese city. It is named for Francisco Sa Carneiro, a former prime minister who died in a plane crash while on his way to the airport.
Third busiest (after Lisbon and Faro) it welcomes more than five million passengers each year. It’s a base for Ryanair, Europe’s biggest budget airline. Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is spacious and modern with curving lines reminiscent of Gaudi, although the terminal’s lack of natural light can be hard on your eyes after a few hours.
Almost half of flights to Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport come from Germany and France, but there are flights available to many other destinations worldwide, including London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Casablanca, Luanda, Toronto, Montreal, and Caracas.