Government gives green light to Portela Terminal 1 expansion

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The Portuguese government’s Council of Ministers has given the green light to a change of use of the Figo Maduro military aerodrome adjacent to Lisbon’s international airport in order to extend Terminal 1.

The current Humberto Delgado airport is severely constrained in terms of space, passenger capacity, and operations because of increased passenger and flights demand over the past few years.
The Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Frederico Francisco, said that since the contract of concession to ANA (VINCI Airports) traffic had been “a lot greater than had been forecast, while the rate of investment had been less than expected.”
The government approved a resolution for ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal to be able to “meet its obligations foreseen in the concession contract, and also make the necessary investments to meet a growth in demand and traffic.
One of the improvement projects is investment in the South pier to expand Terminal 1 of Lisbon airport and to facilitate the works — despite the fact that Lisbon airport will be deactivated within 7-8 years to make way for the new airport, probably at Alcochete – the Council of Ministers has approved the deactivation of the Figo Maduro aerodrome.